Monday, January 28, 2013
Do Not Live By Feelings
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
I’ve been aware of my feelings of late. There are times when I am anxious, but peaceful. Depressed, but full of hope. Sad, but joyful. Fearful, but bold. I recognized these are feelings, yet they are not the state in which I am resting.
Feelings are temporary. They are often in response to circumstance of right now. A big event about to take place. A disappointment over something not going my way. All temporary. I am learning that feelings do not dictate who I am or how I respond. God calls me to respond with other’s well-being in mind, not my selfish agenda that my feelings would like me to execute.
I praise God for showing me that I do ‘feel’ something, yet my inner being is at peace. I continue to have a thankful heart. I continue to look at Him and trust Him for whatever the emotion is about.
Life Principle: I live by God’s Word. My feelings do not dictate who I am and what I am to do.