A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. ~ Prov 29:11
Controlling Your Emotions
Do you have difficulty Controlling Your Emotions? Do you have an anger problem? Do you overreact to situations beyond your control? When was the last time you felt an emotional hangover from an angry outburst or crying fit?
Do you have a lot of ups and downs, or what we call mood swings. Is your behavior hard on you and everyone around you? Do you feel bad about yourself? Emotions are what make us human but to let them control our actions can lead to a chaotic existence. You no longer need to let your emotions dictate your reaction to stress, relationship contention, job discontent, or the pressures of everyday living. There are ways to learn assertive communication techniques and appropriate responses. People who are not able to control their emotions can be out of control and that guarantees unhappiness. It takes a lot of energy to go through all kinds of emotional changes. I believe one of the main goals of every believer should be emotional stability. We should seek God to learn how to manage our emotions and not allow them to manage us.
God wants you to use wisdom. Wisdom says wait a little while until the emotions settle down, then check to see if you really believe it’s the right thing to do. The Bible says in Col 3:15 to be led by peace in making decisions. Don’t let your emotions make your decisions. A good statement to remember is this: “Wisdom says wait; emotions say hurry.”
I will show you how to learn new and effective solutions to react to and manage your emotions. You will find the destructive responses of the past replaced with new healthy response patterns.
You can choose how to respond.