Sunday, October 16, 2011

Feelings, ohhhhhh feelings...

Can feelings be turned on and off?

Absolutely.  They change often with most people.  That's why we have to stand on what we KNOW to be TRUTH, not our feelings.

There were good parts of today.  We had two fantastic choir practices (adult & youth) and God is up to good things.   At the same time some stressful things happened today.  More challenges happened than amazing things.  I like amazing more than I like challenging.  I'm sure most people would be in sync with me on that.

My feelings today are a potpourri.

I read a quote by Pastor Steven Furtick today that said, "You don't get to choose whether things in your life get shaken.  You just get to choose what you stand on." 

I am reminded that my feelings may change based upon what is happening around me but I can't be led by my feelings.  Emotions are terrible leaders.

Feelings are important. They can be fun and amazing or they can be painful.  I wouldn't want to live without feelings.  But they must never be my guide.  My guide is what I'm standing on -- TRUTH.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

Emotions are terrible leaders...such a true statement. Have actually been discussing this lately with my 18 year old. So very hard to do but it actually a matter of self control (I preach to myself every time I tell him this!)