Reflections4Life™ February 28th, 2016
“More Than a Feeling”
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise…” Hebrews 10:35-36
Scripture Contemplation: Joshua 1; 2 Kings 18; Job 4:6; Ephesians 3; Hebrews 10; James 5…
There are some times when we will get caught up in our feelings. We will sometimes do things that we later regret because we reacted based upon our feelings at the time. Have you ever done that? React based upon your feelings? Out of emotions? Only to wholeheartedly regret the actions afterwards? We've all been there a time or two. Or maybe a few! We must learn that we are more than our feelings. When we walk in confidence, we’re learning to respond instead of react.
I pray today’s Reflections brings comfort and peace to your heart and mind. I decree it be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration. Be certain to spend quality, intimate time with the Father this week. Let Him pour into you; filling your spirit and soul with all that He is. So that you make grow in boldness and confidence and not be swept away or swayed by wavering emotions.
Here's the thing, Beloved: Our feelings are at times like a pendulum; swinging high one moment then low the next. They change like the wind depending upon what is happening in our lives at the moment. Our emotions can be calm and peaceful as a steady stream. Or, as dangerous and ravishing as a Tsunami.
God does not desire that for us. Living by our emotions is not living at all. The Father wants us to walk with confidence. Confidence in Him and confidence in ourselves. When we walk in confidence, believing in the Word of God and promises for our lives; there is very little that can disturb our emotions. And should our emotions become disturbed or our feelings hurt; we learn to respond instead of reacting. Having fewer regrets had we allow our emotions to overrule our heart and dictate our actions.
Many times when we react to our feelings, it is out of fear. I don’t think many realize how fear plays a role in whether or not they are reacting or responding. Fear is often the absence of confidence. Our confidence in a situation, a person, or even God, can be shaken because of something that may have occurred. And when fear is present, it messes with our emotions often causing us to react, instead of being still, praying and responding after we have given thought and consideration to the situation.
Beloved, remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear. But one of love, power and a sound mind. We do not have to be overwhelmed by emotions. We do not have to allow our feelings to dictate our behavior. Instead, we can be bold and confident, and walk assuredly in all that God has spoken. Instead of allowing our emotions to rule; we yield to Holy Spirit and follow His lead in any and all situations, with the confidence that God has already worked it all out.
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity find permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. Be confident in God. Be confident in yourself. Do not allow yourself to be carried away in your feelings, only to regret rash decisions. Pray, think, and then respond. You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing!
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