In case you didn’t know this, I am a girl. There are some stereotypes that go along with that identifier. Some are true for me. Some, not as much. But one that definitely applies is that I. am. emotional. Just ask my boyfriend, or any of my close friends, and they will agree. Sometimes, I allow those feelings to take me places I don’t need to go. I allow them to control me and the things I say and do.
But I’m learning that I control my emotions. They don’t control me.
I tell them what to do, not the other way around.
Just because I’m feeling something, doesn’t mean I have to act on it.
Just because I’m feeling it, doesn’t make it truth.
That is such a freeing thought. It hit me in the face yesterday, and I was reminded that I can be victorious. In fact, I already have the victory. I forget that fact so easily. I live in the bondage that my overactive emotions sometimes bring. But I don’t have to. My freedom has already been bought. I just need to live in it.
But for some reason, freedom doesn’t come naturally to me. I seem to be more inclined to live in chains. Even though it’s uncomfortable, and painful. For me, living in victory is a conscious decision that I have to make every time my emotions try to take the wheel. I have to say no. The roller coaster ends here, I’m getting off.
But I am encouraged, because I am learning to do just that. It’s not that I’m ignoring what I feel, but instead I am learning to filter it through my truth meter. I think about it, I compare it to the things I know to be true. If they don’t match up, then I ditch the lie and cling to the truth.
Truth brings freedom. Sweet, sweet freedom. It was bought for me with a high price. It was bought for you with a high price.
Therefore dear ones, cling to truth. Remember, “you are not your own. You were bought at a price…” and “whatever is true, noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
Fill your mind with God and the things He says about you. Fill your mind with things that are true. Don’t mistake emotions for reality, because they aren’t always the same. Walk in freedom beloved, because that is what you are.