Life is strange sometimes. You may be doing the best you can, and life throws you a curve here and there. Or maybe it is the enemy, trying to distract you.
Something to consider. Something to be on guard with. But I had a thought, because well I am in a situation right now, where, I cannot be moved by emotions, or my feelings. I need to trust God. I need to go with the flow. I cannot be swayed by emotions or feelings, because I can get distracted, and because I won’t concentrate on what I need to do. I must trust God. I must bring it all to the obedience of Christ. I must be humble. I must repent, for some of the emotions I have been feeling. Because they can be sin.
You have to tune into God. Not your emotions or feelings.
See, all kind of factors can come into place when you are in a situation that needs to totally rely on God, and if you are distracted, I believe you can miss it.
It can cause you to murmur and complain, and I always remember that the Israelites, were punished by God by being a stiff necked people, who yes, did murmur and complain. These were feelings and emotions, that made them sin, and here they had the blessings of God, but they could not see it. Kind of dumb, but I guess we all can be dumb, if we are being ruled by our emotions, and not by trusting God. They had to walk around in circles for forty years, before heading to the promised land.
AND THE ANGER OF THE LORD WAS KINDLED AGAINST THIS LAND, TO BRING UPON IT ALL THE CURSES THAT ARE WRITTEN IN THIS BOOK. DEUTERONOMY 29:27 King James.
I have to bring that to the obedience of Christ. Especially when I see that.
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 KJV
I have to trust God. But I seem to see because I am a very caring person, and I am not trying to brag, but I know that about me, that I need to just focus on trusting God. Letting go of emotions. Emotions, from the loss of this or that. These can turn into spiritual ties, that bring you into bondage. And whom the Lord sets free is free indeed. If we truly trust God, we need wisdom in some of these matters, that can bring bondage. Or stop the blessings.
We can be ruled by emotions, in friendships, in confrontations, challenges. In even our enemies. That bring an entanglement of bondage as a soul tie.
TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART: AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. Proverbs 3:5. King James.
Look really close at that verse, its telling us, not to look at our own understanding. Which my friends, can be led by our emotions. Trust pleases God. Faith pleases God….
So at that point, one must see if it is the flesh or by the Holy Spirit? The flesh…. Remember when Christ was praying, but the disciples, were falling asleep? They had no idea what was happening. But Christ new. Thats why he reprimanded them.
We can be oblivious to some things, I suppose, and not in prayer. Not looking to God. Something the enemy would just love for us to do. Don’t give him any place. Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee. So you have to speak that maybe even to others. Like I am trying to do here….
Being distracted. This is not good. This is not healthy for our spirits. I just want to express that sometimes, you just have to make sure you are speaking your trust is in God. You are not being swayed here and there, by this and that, and that your armor of God is on. To quench those fiery darts. To make sure you are pleasing God, is my goal.
God has given us emotions, and feelings, but sometimes, they can get in the way, if you are not looking.
For example, fear, or hate, can be very strong emotions, and feelings, but they can cripple you. They can make you do something maybe that you should not do, because you are not trusting God, you are trying to take care of it yourself, and there you enslave yourself. You may do something that is very wrong. Why? Because you let that emotion or feeling turn into sin, and it hurt you back, like a boomerang. Ouch…
I am just trying to sort my own feelings out, but I realize as much as I care, and love, right now, I have to let go. I have to let go of some spiritual soul ties, that would stop me from the plan of God, and I need to bring it to the obedience of Christ.
Theres a lot I am sorting right now. But I proclaim, and even here, declare I trust God. I have hope in God, and I take all of His King James word to heart. I won’t compromise, or try to cut corners, in finding a loop hole. I am being tested, and I take it very seriously. Even if no one else understands, God and I know, that in order to see results, I have to just simply cut the ties, and bring it to His obedience, and trust Him. I proclaim that. Or nothing will get done.
Sometimes you just have to pray, and say Lord, cut those ties.
Father…Cut off anything that hinders me from hearing you. From receiving my blessings. Prune me Lord. Yes it may hurt, but may I look at you, and not the emotion of the loss in this, but seeing the blessings the future you have for me. Let me not be caught up in this moment, by hanging on to something that is not of you. Or that you want for me Lord. I trust you Lord, and do ask that you preoccupy me so much with your love, I will not feel it, or sense it. Take my eyes off of this. Refine me, restore me, I look to you….
In Jesus name, LORD I TRUST YOU, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN, I TRUST YOU.
I don’t know what you are going through my friend, and I know some things are just to hard to put into words. But I want to encourage you. Watch your thoughts. Watch your emotions, your feelings. They can bring joy to your life, but if you let them lead you, you can make mistakes that could enslave you. That could bring you into a bondage. That can steal your blessings. Maybe even your health, because you are trusting man, and not God. He tells us by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 King James.
I pray, I articulated that in a way, you can understand. Bring it to God. Leave it at His throne, and just trust Him. Do not be distracted by emotions, or feelings, or hate, or sorrow. Let it go. And if you need to repent, I recommend it very, very much. There is something very soothing and comforting when we tell God. I am wrong, I know it, and I need you Lord, to forgive me. He will help you. He is so good. Merciful…..
I speak that for myself, as I write.
And as I conclude this, I want to hit it hard, to state, when you trust your feelings, your emotions, you are getting your eyes off of what God says. And that is every comma, dot, and word, from my King James, that is holy and anointed. Emotions are meant to be expressive, but you have to find the balance. You cannot let the emotion of this or that, move you. Not when you know what God states.
If the enemy knows you are not standing on Gods word, His truth, you are a target. And if he makes you a target, because you are standing on Gods promises. Guess who comes to your defense? God, almighty, and HE never loses a battle. So be careful with those emotions, those feelings, because though God gives them to you to have, use them wisely. Look to God. And if you are not, again just repent. Work on your relationship with God through His Promises. His word, it will keep you strong. It will guide you, correct you, and teach you what a mighty God HE is. Truly.
THEN SAID THE LORD UNTO ME, THOU HAST WELL SEEN: FOR I WILL HASTEN MY WORD TO PERFORM IT. JEREMIAH 1:12 King James.
God bless your day, in Christ,