Feelings are tricky things. Sometimes they convince us that we cannot do something simply because we do not feel like doing it. Or we cannot obey God’s Word because we do not feel like doing it. In reality we can do both of the above if we got ourselves together i.e. keep our emotions under-control and work according to the power of the holy spirit God has given us.
If you read my blog often you will know that waking up on Mondays for me is a struggle. Big struggle. My emotions seem to run wild and I just feel like I cannot get out of bed and do anything. I feel like just staying in bed until I feel like getting up. In these moments I really have to check myself. I literally pray for God to remove these unhealthy thoughts and give me the strength to get up. Instead of focusing on the things I do not feel like doing. I change my focus on to what I can do. I usually jump up and put on my pilates videos or do some other exercise to shake up my body and my mind.
You see without God and a willingness to be positive and think the right thoughts, life is a huge struggle. We need to start questioning ourselves when we feel down, overwhelmed, angry, not bothered…all those feelings that cut us off from hope and God’s best. God has already given us the joy we need, we just need to tap into it.
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