If you’re anything like me then oftentimes you are allowing your emotions to take the lead. I believe at times both men and women do this. In the face of a difficult situation, we become blinded by our emotions. And so, logic, common sense, and our inner peace immediately go out the window.
The unfortunate thing is that many of us don’t even realize this is going on. I know for me, there have been far too many instances I have handled things while my emotions are in full swing. I’ve wanted to fix things asap, and so instead of sitting down, thinking things thru and praying for guidance, I act, in hopes that it will just go away.
If I’m being honest, I have allowed my emotions to take the lead far too many times. And I can tell you that my emotions have betrayed me each time!
Remember that emotions are temporary. Like the tide, emotions ebb and flow. They are with us one minute and the next they leave. So how can we possibly make wise decisions based on something so temporary?
Although it’s inevitable that life will continue to throw curveballs our way, we ultimately have the power to control how we act.
Today, when I am emotional about a circumstance, I handle it quite differently. First, I have learned to acknowledge my feelings without allowing them to take over. I take time out to think about things logically and pray for guidance, knowing I always have full access to my father in heaven. And since now I realize my emotions will subside in time, I am patient with myself and wait. This allows me to see things clearer without my emotions clouding my thoughts.
And lastly, I remember that like my emotions, circumstances are temporary and they will pass. After all, everything eventually does.