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How do you feel today?

How do you feel today?

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2 NIV)

So how do you feel today… right now? Angry? Sad? Afraid? Did somebody push your buttons today? Did something in your past come up and depress you? Did some of the news of the world cause you to be worried?

I found out a long time ago that feelings like to take over. They like to be the predominant force that causes us to act and say things. They want to dictate our days and our nights and even how we see each other and how we see God. Feelings are often inconsistent with God’s Word and God’s plan for your life. They can really get us off course and distort the ways and things of God. Never make a major decision based on how you feel at the moment. All feelings are subject to change! They go up and down and take turns trying to lead our life.

Feelings must be directed, managed, controlled and submitted to God. They cannot dictate our behaviors and our attitudes. So how do we do that especially in emotionally charged times? Go back to the Word, God’s Word! We get to choose… we can go with the feeling or we can seek and desire God’s Word. We must submit, with the strength of the Holy Spirit, what we feel to what God says. We should seek to honor Him more than to give in to what we feel or think! It requires a lifelong commitment to know, study, believe and act on God’s Word. Immerse yourself in God’s Word, love the truth and you will see victories over the flesh like you’ve never seen! Remember… do not let fear, anger or pain lead your behaviors and words… submit them to His Holy Word and obey Him! That’s where the victory is! He’ll work it all out… He loves you!