I feel like _____
I don’t feel I should _____
I’m just not feeling _____
Do these phrases sound familiar to you?
Most times we wait for feelings, sparks or even emotions to push us into action
I do not think we should.
How about if your mother waited until she FELT like loving for you before she actually did?
Or Nelson Mandela waited until he FELT like making a change before he did?
Better still, what if God waited until HE felt like giving His son for us? … I would hate to imagine that.
Emotions are good, yes indeed.
But are they always good enough to base our decisions on them? Nope.
Choose to be joyful; don’t wait to feel it.
Choose to love; don’t depend on ‘fireworks’.
Choose to be in the Spirit; don’t wait for a divine ‘electric shock’.
Choose not to act on your anger; that you feel like hurting someone doesn’t mean you should.
YOU: So, wait. If I shouldn’t always act as I FEEL, how then should I act?!
ME: Act based on what you KNOW
Know what exactly?
His will….we are to know it
Joy: Rejoice, and again I say rejoice.
Love: And you shall love the Lord with all thy heart, soul and mind….Love your neighbor as you would love yourself.
Anger: Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath i.e act not on your anger; forgive as soon as you can.
Ever wondered where we would all be if Jesus had waited for His FEELINGS to catch up before dying for us?
You should too.