Overcome Your Emotions: Get Them In Check!

03/29/2013 09:04
Are you an emotional person? Do you always let your emotions guide your decisions?  Are you easily affected by what other people say about you? Do you constantly get your feelings hurt?
If you answered yes to more than one of those questions, you need deliverance from your emotions. According to the dictionary, you are “dominated by or prone to emotion”. Your let your emotions rule your life and you disregard logical and spiritual wisdom. You make all your decisions based on how you feel at that particular moment.

If any these definitions describe you, it’s time for you to admit to yourself that you have a problem: YOU ARE TOO EMOTIONAL. Be honest with yourself, you need to get your emotions in check. As Christians, we are supposed to be spiritually led. But you can’t be spiritually led if you are constantly letting your emotions rule you.
Having emotions is what makes us human. We all feel emotions and there is nothing wrong with that. But there is something wrong with letting your emotions control you. Some of us have become slaves to our emotions. For many people, everything they do and everything that say is based on what they are feeling at that time.

Emotional people don’t think rationally. You can’t tell them anything. Emotional people are quick to assume things without checking out all the facts. They get easily angered and always take offense to everything. They say whatever whenever and don’t think about how their words and actions will affect other people. They constantly label themselves as victims and want everybody to feel sorry for them. The moment you call them out on their emotions, they will start crying and ask, “Why can’t you understand how I feel?”.
At some point in life, you have to understand that your emotions can be more hindrance than help. I used to be an overly emotional person. So I know all about the bad and negative effects our emotions can have over our lives. I used to make all my decisions based on how I felt at the time. I used to be irrational, out of control and inconsiderate. I used to be a slave to my emotions. Until one day somebody ministered to me and told me how I could manage my emotions with the power of the Word. So today I am going to teach you how to do the same.
  1.  The first thing you to do is admit you have a problem. You cannot get deliverance from your emotions if you deny they are a problem. So confess to yourself and to God, “Lord, I have problem with my emotions and I need You to help me control them.” Trust me, I confessed this and God heard me and helped me. This is how I know He can help you.
  2. Find the root of your emotions. Why are you so emotional? Is there an issue in your life that needs to be resolved or fixed? Is that the something that is bothering you? Is someone hurting you? To receive deliverance from your emotions, you have to find the root of which that would cause them.
  3. Once you find the root, next go to God and someone you trust and talk to them about it. Seek godly wisdom and counsel about the root of your emotions. Once you know the root and what’s causing you to be so emotional, pray about it. Remember, God says in His world we are “over comers”. We have the power, through Jesus Christ, to overcome our emotions.
  4. Anytime you start feeling emotional, start speaking these declarations over yourself based on the Word. Here are some declarations I made for myself that you can use:
  • “I cast all my anxiety on Him because He cares for me.” 1 Peter 5:7
  • “He will heal my broken heart and bind up all my wounds.” Psalm 147:3
  • “I won’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation I will pray and present my petitions to God with thanksgiving.” Philippians 4:6
  • “I decree and declare I have perfect peace because my mind is fixed on Jesus Christ and I trust in Him.” Isaiah 26:3
  • “The peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
  • “I cast down every imagination and high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and I bring into captivity every one of my thoughts into the obedience of Christ.”  2 Corinthians 10:5
  • “Though I am allowed to do anything, everything is not good for me. And even though I am allowed to do anything, I will not become a slave to anything.” 1 Corinthians 6:12
Those are just a few scriptures I’ve used; you can use your own. If we want to live spiritually healthy lives, we have to manage and control our negative emotions. I know if God can deliver me from my emotions, He can deliver you. Don’t be a slave to your emotions; make your emotions work in your favor for you.