Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Feelings Can Mislead Decisions

Feelings can often lead you down a road that you don't want to be. They may misguide you in a lot of ways. Feelings are great for an initial direction and God gave us feelings and emotions so we can experience life fully. However, we shouldn't be using feelings and emotions as our main guide, as they can cause a person's foundation to be unstable where God wants your foundation to be firm and based on Truth-what God says in scripture. 

Emotional-based feelings often make you feel extremes (happy and sad) and can make you feel disoriented and directionless. They can leave you confused and may keep you from often making wise choices. They can come from lies that we tell ourselves or lies that we have heard from others. The heart can be deceiving (The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9)

The most important thing is to pray and stay founded in Truth- what God says in His Word. Don't be mislead by your emotions and destructive thoughts that you change paths from where God wants you to be. The most important thing is to pray, and what you receive God's peace on is the direction you should aim for. 

As humans, we tend to base each day on our feelings, and our feelings can change so easily based on so many different things; our feelings are fickle!

Instead, base your daily life on who God tells us we are, which is loved and cherished, and blessed. Be grateful and thankful for the blessings God has given us each day. Remind ourselves that things aren't based on feelings, they are based on God-given truths.

John 8:44 Our enemy, the devil, wants to control us, and his target is our will. The main way he tries to influence our will is through lying to us. He’s a liar and the “father of lies” .

John 3:20 For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.