What is in charge of your life?
Your Emotions or Your Thinking.
Life is full of many happenings that try to get us off balance. Our emotions will go off the charts at times. When that happens, we must make a choice to not allow our emotions to control us but instead choose to think correctly. If our emotions control us, it will lead to wrong action and wrong thinking. This will lead to wrong choices and wrong choices will lead to negative emotions and more wrong actions. When we do things wrong, it leads to worse emotional problems. This would begin a crazy cycle into the pits.
So what is the solution?
No matter what we feel, no matter what our emotions are, we must choose to have right thinking. Right thinking will lead to right actions. Right actions or behavior will lead to better emotions. This will bring balance of being again.
This is a very simple, yet extremely difficult activity.
We have been trained as Americans to feel and not necessarily to think. We see this in the news when stories are sensationalized. The response sought after is not a thoughtful answer but an emotional response. When the response is emotional rather than rational, it will lead to actions or behavior that will do more damage.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. …. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:6-9. New Living Translation.