I seem to be using this reference a lot lately when talking to people, so I figured I might as well write on it also. Teacher Joyce Meyer talks about emotions and feelings frequently and how you can not trust them. Our feelings are so easily swayed, they are tossed to-and-fro, who can trust them?
When I wake up in the morning, there are times I feel angry, and the truth is I don’t even know why. I walk around the house super irritable and am like a fire breathing dragon if someone dares to talk to me. After about an hour and two cups of coffee I can tolerate people and life. This is just a small example of moods, feelings, or emotions. We allow them to get so erratic.
This past year I asked God to really help me to be in tune with my negative behavior. Anything that sets itself up against the Word of God needs to be cast down.
” We destroy arguments and every lofty thought raised up against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:5
So what exactly does this mean? If your thoughts and your behavior are not pure in nature and or encouraging we need to stop in our tracks, say aloud “nope I’m not going there” and start praising God instead. The easiest way to prevent negative thoughts is to speak great things into existence. Just as the Lord God spoke this whole world into existence, we too have that same authority. So now when I wake up and my head is foggy and I feel irritable I say “It is going to be a wonderful day!” “Great things are in store for me!” “Lord this is the day that you have made, I will rejoice and be glad!” Listen, when you start speaking these positive things into existence and you actually hear yourself saying it aloud, you start believing it! You are tricking your own feelings! Just try it. It is impossible to have a bad attitude and praise God at the same time. Continual praise brings peace and joy. I leave you with this verse that is great instruction and easy to interpret;
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praise worthy- think about these things.” Philippians 4:8