Today we’re fasting from the thoughts that say: “I can’t control my emotions.”
We all have emotions, but unfortunately sometimes THEY have us!
God created us to live with positive and healthy emotions. It’s the negative ones that can harm our lives, our relationships and our future. The idea that we are “victims” of our emotions because of our gender, our culture, our ethnicity, or our personality type, has to be eliminated.
LET’S CHANGE IT TODAY
- Our emotions are the result of our thoughts. If you think sad thoughts, you will become sad. If you think joyful and faith-filled thoughts, you will become happy. As a man thinks within, so is he.
- Reject the belief that your emotions are the result of your culture, ethnicity, or gender. Your culture may be more or less expressive of emotions, but we are all spiritual beings with the power to rule over our emotions with the Word of God.
- You have been given SELF-CONTROL. It is in you! 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (NET Bible) Galatians 5:23 says, “The fruit of the Spirit includes SELF-CONTROL, and the Spirit is in you!”
- Believe YOU are in control. As you control your thoughts, you will control your emotions. THEN, you will not feel the urge to control others!
- You CAN remember what happiness is. Jeremiah FORGOT what happiness was because he talked himself into misery. When he began to think about the goodness of God, JOY WAS RESTORED. Emotions follow thoughts—whether good or bad.
- Express your emotions UPWARD, and you won’t need to always express them OUTWARD. When you pour your heart and feelings out to God (no matter how bad they may be), the temptation to explode at others will be diminished.
THINK IT AND SAY IT
I am not under the control of my emotions anymore. They are under my control. As I fill my mind with good thoughts, they will become good emotions. I can control my emotions by my thought life, and my thought life is surrendered to God’s Word. I have self-control and dominion over my life. And from this day forward, my emotions serve me, rather than control me. I pour my emotions out to God, and I don’t need to pour them out to others, in Jesus’ Name!
Love and Grace,
Pastors Dane and Tersia Mesane