Thursday, September 4, 2014

28 Warning Signs

When you come to the realization that your feelings have way more control than they should, it brings a sense of urgency to make some changes.

Some of the warning signs your feelings are in control.

1. Your moody

2. Your fickle-EXTREMELY fickle

3. You let your emotions do the speaking

4. Your irritable

5. Your short tempered

6. Your easily angered

7. You can love on your family one minute and be a bear the next

8. You lack mercy

9. You show too much mercy

10. You hold on to past wrongs, waaaaayyyyyyyyyy toooooooooo loooooooooooooooong!

11. Your constantly up and down

12. You beat yourself up

13. You are too over confident

14. You buy on impulse

15. Your eating habits are poor

16. You become lazy

17. You over commit yourself

18. Your husband walks on egg shells

19. Your husband is confused

20. Your husband wonders if you're bi polar :)

21. You question your sanity

22. You question God's promises

23. You doubt your salvation

24. You have trust issues

25. You frequently ask God where He is

26. You read only the passages in the Bible that make you feel good or give you ammo.

27. You justify your actions

28. You feed your flesh

and the warning signs go on and on and on.

So how does one gain back control? By giving up complete control, and not to your feelings, but to God.

You run to the foot of the Cross, fall flat on your face, confess your absolute need for Jesus, relinquish all control, and ask Him to transform your way of thinking, which in return will begin to change the way you feel. Will your selfish feelings go away, probably not, but they will begin to lessen as you trust God.

You have the choice every second to choose who you will allow to be in control, your feelings or the Holy Spirit.

It's not going to be easy, but it is possible and you are able to overcome them. Remember, one of Satan's greatest accomplishments is getting a stronghold on our weaknesses, and for some, our greatest weakness is our feelings.

When we wrap ourselves in God's truth, and I mean literally bathing ourselves in His Word, we will begin to see a change take place.

A very needed change!

We have to start believing God's promises and stop believing and listening to the world.

We also have to know the difference between the Holy Spirit's leading and teaching verse our feelings. Let God give you discernment in this area, pray for wisdom to know the difference.

If you struggle with your thoughts and feelings, start writing out and speaking God's promises over yourself and do it daily. Find an accountability partner who will pray for you, encourage you,  keep you accountable, and speak truth into you.

"We all make many mistakes, but those who control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way." James 3:2