Understanding Our Emotions
God has emotions.
Your ability to feel is a gift from God.
There are two extremes to avoid in dealing with our emotions.
“Emotionalism” is what happens when you believe the lie, “All that matters is how I feel.”
“Stoicism” - - Stoics believe that feelings can’t be trusted and are, therefore, extraneous, immaterial, and unimportant.
Why Must I Learn to Manage My Emotions?
Because my feelings are often unreliable
Because I don’t want to be manipulated
Because I want to succeed in life
How to Manage Unwanted Feelings
You name it
“What am I really feeling?”
“What triggered this?”
You challenge it
You either channel it or change it
Every day ask God to fill you with His Spirit.
Every day ask God to help you manage your mouth.
Proverbs 10:19 (NAS) When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.