Sunday, March 15, 2015

50 Days of Transformation - Emotional Health

How to Deal with How You Feel
Proverbs 25:28
God loves you just the way you are.  He loves you unconditionally.  But he loves you too much to let you stay that way.  So he wants to help you grow.  He wants to help you become more like his Son.
“What we don’t talk out we act out!”
A person who is at the mercy of their emotions has thrown themselves into the hands of the devil.  1 Peter 5:8
Emotions and feelings are God-given for us to experience life.
What Exactly Are Emotions, Feelings and Moods?
·  Emotions are chemicals released in response to our interpretation of a specific trigger.
·  Feelings happen as we begin to integrate the emotion, to think about it, to “let it soak in.”
·  Moods are more generalized.  They’re not tied to a specific incident, but a collection of inputs.
When properly discerned, emotions orient me to my world.  They connect me to what is around me and properly relate me to what surrounds me.
It is most important for each of us to learn that we create our own moods. Our responses are shaped by our thoughts – by what we tell ourselves.
Feelings handed off to feelings create problems. Feelings handed off to logic create solutions.
Emotions are far more prone to exaggeration than logic and can lead to reactions instead of responses.
Our Emotional Cup Luke 6:45
·  We live in a fallen world, we're surrounded by fallen people, and we ourselves are fallen. It's not a matter of if we'll get hurt; it's just an issue of when.
Refilling our Emotional Cup Ephesians 4:29
·  Painful emotions remain; positive emotions must be replenished.
Why I Must Learn To Manage My Emotions
·       Because My Feelings Are Often Unreliable  Proverbs 14:12
·       Because I Don’t Want To Be Manipulated
·       Because I Want To Please God Romans 8:6-8
·       Because I Want To Succeed In Life  1 Corinthians 9:24-25

When you say, “I gave my heart to Jesus,” you gave your emotions to Him to be managed by Him as Lord of your life..

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