Skip to main content

Emotions and Wisdom


A few days ago I was chatting with a precious friend , sister in Christ and one of my amazing pray partners. I love our talks, our time to come together as women and share our secret places.  We seem to continuously be on the same page in our lives, but sometimes one of us is  a half a step ahead of the other and that's a good thing; good that one of us has already made it through a portion of the season we currently walk and are able to give a testimony of hope and grace.

We discussed our emotions and how  easily it is to fall within them and not hear the voice of our daddy God.   There are times I make the dreadful mistake of speaking before seeking or acting on my own emotions before heeding His voice and direction.  I justify my choices by the love I hold in my heart. Sadly there are times my hearts emotions will cause more harm than good.

I am re-learning and more in depth  the enemy knows the sensitivity of my heart and will use it to trip me up. However, the positive which comes from my stumbling, God knows my heart,the love it holds and will use  for the good. He wants me to continue to plant seeds of love but with wisdom, His wisdom, not according to my emotions.  It's  the wisdom of surrendering my emotions over to Him and seeking His guidance my heart will remain in Him.

I can claim and declare wisdom all day long but if it's not Godly wisdom I use, how much wisdom am I really using?
Hmmmmmm........
 My answer.... To utilize my own wisdom I am acting on my emotions and not operating in the will of my daddy God.
It can be extremely hard not to express my heart felt emotions when they come charging through my entire being in what seems like an explosion ready to burst at any given moment. Truth be known I have my moments, whether good or bad, when I simply can not contain them, and regrettably I have now acted out of my own free will and not the will of God.

Gods word tells me .......

" Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and gains understanding;" (Proverbs 3:16)

" Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace. She (wisdom) is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who retain her." 
( Proverbs 3:17-18) 


To retain wisdom I must seek my daddy God before I make any decision. In doing so the enemy can no longer use my heart against me but God can use it according to His purpose and plan.

And I gain understanding, peace and happiness in the process.  ( You can too! )

There is nothing wrong with having emotions after all we were created to have them. It's how we deal with said emotions determines the amount of peace and happiness we gain.
The world will have me to believe I am weak for not acting on my emotions, however my daddy God tells me differently .

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, " My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 


I am declaring Godly wisdom over my life and of those I love. I encourage you to take hold of  wisdom, cling to that tree of life and reap a harvest of understanding, peace and happiness regardless what your emotions may be.

Emotions and Wisdom~

xoxox
 Stacey

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

When Goliath Refuses To Fall

Goliath....  A Philistine giant who stood over nine feet tall, wearing full armor and came every day for forty days, mocking and challenging the Israelite's to fight. 


His stature was massive with a physical strength no man could match. He put such a vast fear into the army of Israel and King Saul no one was willing to confront him, until David, a boy after God's own heart, stood to face this giant with the colossal power of God standing with him.

Some may ask how does a sling and a stone become such a victorious weapon of war?
My answer...... It was the trust and faith in God alone that gave David and his sling and stone such a victory. All though I may not actually face a nine foot giant in life, I do however have had my own Goliath's to encounter. And the one over the last few years has refused to fall...........

Just when I think peace has finally found it's place in my life, this giant surfaces with its mocking and taunting war cry, challenging me to battle. I ha…

He Did Not Just Wear His Badge.....He Gave His Life.

I don't recall a time in my life where my faith has ever wavered, I trust God. I believe in Him and His promises.   However in the recent events I am finding it's not my lack of  trust that has me on my knees, it's my lack of understanding . The grief that has consumed my community and our nation is smothering the very essence of my heart.
So much death.....
So much violence.....
So much brokenness.....
Division at it's worse.

As a nation we grieved for Dallas and the loss of the fallen officers. Today as a community we grieve for our own. The three hero's, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola, who lost their lives in a purposely orchestrated attack. A senseless act which has now placed Baton Rouge on the map of sorrow with others across the US. And one question that screams at us all............
WHY?

I do not have the answer nor will I pretend to.  I wish I did. I pray my words of comfort do not sound  cliche' or hollow. I pray the words from …

Digging Up A Bitter Root

Ephesians 4:26 "In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry."  (NIV)
" Many times bitterness is the result of unresolved anger; anger with ourselves or with others. . Anger that is not dealt with can easily become a dangerous bitter root in our hearts......"
(Click here for more on overcoming bitterness)  My mom has told me time and time again, " Stacey you forgive so easily, that's just who you are." Truth be told, I do forgive fairly easy; I have my moment , express my emotions, shed any needed tears, and move on. Am I perfect? Not hardly. Some situations and circumstances in my life have had me not wanting to forgive, and secretly hoping for God to smite them. Harsh? Yes I know." Lord forgive me."  However over the years I have purposed to do my best to see others with the eyes of my daddy God in spite of my hurting heart. And  there are times, regardless of my hearts desire to forgive, my best will have…