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?
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~