I find there are always seasons that I’m just lucky to survive. You know, get up and show up. My heart feels torn in a million directions. Even the strongest and most spiritual person faces these reality checks. Here are some things I’ve found are critical to helping keep me grounded and not misled by my up and down feelings.
#1 My Feelings Can’t Be My Guide.
Too often we allow what we feel or don’t feel to dictate what we do or don’t do. If you go by feelings alone you might never go to work, be responsible, or even get up in the mornings. Because feelings come and go, they are never a trustworthy guide for our lives.
#2 My Feelings Can’t Be My God.
How often do things happen we can’t understand? Life is full of moments that leave you shaking your head for answers. This is why we can’t rely on our own understanding or how we feel about the matter. Only God knows all and sees all. Trying to humanize things will only lead you in circles. My feelings can’t be my God because my gut is often mislead.
#3. My Feelings Can’t Be My Truth.
Your heart can so easily by deceived. Your emotions can lead you to believe things that just aren’t true. For this reason alone we have to stay grounded in God’s truth. God’s word never changes even in an ever changing world. Too many allow their feelings and perceptions to determine the truth they believe. We live in a world that continues to fall because they are living by their feelings, not walking by faith.
(Proverbs 3:5-6)(The Message)Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.