Emotionally Driven

Ephesians 4:31-32; "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

We tend to let our emotions overpower us and our decisions. Whether it may be anger due to the actions of others or regret over our past mistakes, we allow our emotions to determine our choices and cloud our judgement. Why do we have such negative attitudes regarding life; why are we filled with such anger and judgement? Instead we should be happy and loving, while striving to be like Jesus. Now it does not just have to be negative emotions that control us. We could be happy and think that everything is working out, that our life is going well and tend to forget about God. We only ask for God, when we are desperate for him. We only ask for God, when we want a cookie on top of the fridge that we can’t reach. In doing so, we also start to deteriorate our connection to God. We hold onto our emotions and in doing so, forget how to forgive, love, and let go. We chose to ignore God’s words and listen to our own. Our emotions sometimes drown us so much that we forget about our actions being lead by Christ and instead be controlled by our emotions. We are all emotionally driven. After reading this verse, have you ever felt as if you’ve let certain emotions or past mistakes guide your actions? Have you ever felt as if your connection to God has started to fade because of your emotions?