“HOW TO DEAL WITH HOW YOU FEEL”
Transformed – Part 4 (Emotional Health)
“The most important commandment is this: You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your SOUL, and all your MIND, and all your STRENGTH.”
Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)
UNDERSTAND MY EMOTIONS
· God Has Emotions .
· My Ability To Feel Is A Gift From God .
“Then God said,
‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...’”
Genesis 1:26 (NIV)
Two extremes to avoid:
Emotionalism: All That Matters Is How I Feel .
Stoicism: Feelings Aren’t Important At All.
· God gave us The Book Of Psalms to understand our emotions.
WHY I MUST LEARN TO MANAGE MY EMOTIONS
My Feelings Are Often Unreliable .
“There is a way that SEEMS right to a man,
but in the end, it leads to death.”
Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
I Don’t Want To Be Manipulated .
“Like an open city with no defenses is the man with no check on his feelings.”
Proverbs 25:28 (NAB)
“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)
I Want To Please God .
“To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace... Those who obey their human nature cannot please God.”
Romans 8:6-8 (TEV)
I Want To Succeed In Life .
“[People] get lost and die because of their foolishness
and lack of self-control.”
Proverbs 5:23 (CEV)
“From now on you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires.”
1 Peter 4:2 (TEV)
HOW TO MANAGE AN UNWANTED FEELING
1. Name It!
Ask: “What am I really feeling and what triggered this?”
2. Challenge It!
Ask: “What’s the real reason I’m feeling this way?”
Eliphaz asked ob:
“Why has your heart carried you away,
and why do your eyes flash?”
Job 15:12 (NIV)
3. Tame It or Change It!
Everyday Ask God: To fill me with his Spirit!
“When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”
Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)
Everyday Ask God: To help me manage my mouth!
“Self-control means controlling the tongue!”
Proverbs 13:3 (LB)
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord!”
Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
Posted on Sun, February 1, 2015
by Pastor Bill Williams