“By choosing your thoughts, and by selecting which emotional currents you will release and which you will reinforce, you determine the quality of your Light.”
— Gary Zukav
Being emotionally unstable is probably the worst feeling in the world. What’s worse is not being able to convey how you feel or when you’re able you’re ignored or verbally abused. Welcome to my life for the past month. Every day I wake up thinking “Today will be a good day, I will not be defeated. I will not let the enemy kill the joy I desperately want and need.” This thought and outlook lasts for a while and then something happens and I’m emotionally spent.
We’re in a spiritual war and our enemy is Satan.
He manipulates our thoughts and emotions to tempt us into believing the lies he feeds our thoughts. I can’t tell you the number of times I have gotten up in the morning with a positive attitude and within an hour of being awake I’m already upset. This is an area of my life that I am trying to improve daily and it isn’t easy. My emotions are like a switch and I want to control them. We can avoid a lot of anxiety we encounter with Satan if we could keep our emotions under control.
Satan sets us to be upset.
28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
We are a city that is broken down when we don’t control our emotions and we are wide open for Satan to attack. He knows our most vulnerable places and he doesn’t hesitate to kick us when we’re already down. Satan doesn’t know us better than we know ourselves, but he throws the meanest punch and it hurts deeply.
God wants us to be stable.
He wants us not to be easily shaken and in control of our emotions. When we are stable it says to God that we trust Him. We can control and change how we think, but until we accept that truth, we can’t change.
God’s word is our rock and stability in life.
As believers we are pieces of of that rock. “If we remain emotional stable, the gates of Hell cannot prevail against us.” In every new level of spiritual growth there is always a new enemy waiting to attack. Being led by our feelings is dangerous because it places lies in our thoughts that aren’t true. We think and expect the worst and sometimes we believe those lies so deeply they sink deeper into the depth of our hearts breaking apart the truth that should already be there; God’s Word. Our emotions can be deceitful and confusing, but we’re not supposed to be led by how we feel. Instead, we need to let God lead us through the truth of His Word. His word is our rock and in it we find peace, comfort, and stability. When we make God a priority, He is more than willing to help us control our emotions.
God wants to heal us and He wants our emotional stability to be based on our relationship with Him.
I wish I could say that I’m okay emotionally, but the truth is there is a lot of work left for God to do in me. Every day is a battle I am fighting internally, but every day is another day I am blessed with the gift of life. God is my light in the darkness that prevails in the corners of my mind and through Him I will not be shaken. He is my light and He’s my life.
Be stable and find stability in Him.
How do you manage your emotions?
How do you feel today?
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.