Ask Yourself Five Questions:

Many of us deal with our emotions the wrong way… We think that because we “feel” a certain way, that is the truth of a situation we find ourselves in or find ourselves coming out of.  Unfortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth…

To trust our emotions is to have our minds pondering on fleshly things. Things such as our finances, relationships, job situation or health issues, etc.  All the things we can’t fix on our own doing. Some of us are in serious need of divine intervention for our situations to change. Meaning, some of us have done all we can do and the rest is out of our hands or control. Only the Lord in his timing can fix the mess we find ourselves in. Yet, what people do instead is place all their focus on what’s right in front of them or on the things they have lost that they were not ready to lose . They can’t understand why they find themselves so stressed out or with body aches and pains. They fail to realize they are trying to control the outcome of the problems faced; yet this causes their emotions to be untamed which only creates havoc in the body…

Anytime we are working through our emotions, we must call the truth of each one felt. Meaning, are we reacting after a long day or are we justifying what we feel because we hold an unmet need? Regardless how you answer those questions, the truth is the way you react to how you feel should not have others around you feeling punished for your emotional outburst. (That’s what happens though… We get upset, we react then expect others to continue showing us gentleness, even though our reaction may have just crushed them.)  It’s hard to focus on others when the focus is solely on ourselves.

I encourage you to try something for one week and see if you notice a difference… Each time you feel an emotion, whether it be good or bad; ask and answer these questions…

  1. Why do I feel this way?
  2. What happened to make me feel this particular emotion?
  3. When was the last time I felt this particular emotion?
  4. Where was I when this emotion began?
  5. Who did I allow to cause me to feel this way?                                                                       As You answer these questions , remove all excuses or justifications as to why you are emotional and look for the root cause of what is causing you emotional pain. As you answer you will begin seeing a pattern in yourself. If you don’t like the pattern you see, you may find that your emotions are not the problem but rather a spiritual problem… We tend to think our emotions need an attitude adjustment when in reality we find we need a spiritual adjustment. This means your emotions may be up and down or unstable due to you being under a stronghold and not realizing it. Sometimes when we ask the right questions, truth begins surfacing.  As you watch a pattern unfold, you may find the root cause of your emotions is a stronghold never dealt with…. (A stronghold is anything that has a strong hold on you such as mistreatment,  abandonment, misunderstanding, etc…)                                                       Blessings,                                                                                                                                       Robin Worgull

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