There were times in my life when I found myself on an endless emotional rollercoaster making myself sick. When I wasn’t on the rollercoaster, I was on the emotional merry-go-round… making myself dizzy.
Yes, the highs and lows might be fun for a while…but eventually, you just want to get off the ride!
Finding balance is one of the keys to Mastery. Understanding your emotions, what they are, and the purpose that they serve helps you to find the balance.
Philippians 3:19 God’s Word Translation says:
“In the end they will be destroyed. Their own emotions are their god, and they take pride in the shameful things they do. Their minds are set on worldly things.”
Living life based on your emotions, creates a life that we don’t want. Eventually, it destroys our relationships and our stability. We think that life is what we feel and we miss the truth mired in the complex web of our feeling nature.
Understand feelings are just passing through. See them, observe them, honor them…but do not build your proverbial house on them. They are like sifting sand and your house will not stand.
Build instead on those things that are eternal, lasting and not fleeting like the waves of your emotions. Be willing to ask Spirit to help you see situations and people clearly and not through the filters of your feelings.
Your feelings are a barometer to those things you need to become aware of about yourself. They are also to be used to give energy to what you are creating for yourself and your life. They are a wonderful gift…but they are not who you are.
Next time you come to an emotional roller coaster….visualize a sign that says:
“You must be this tall to ride this ride….” See the height measurement as wayyyyyy….above your head and pass on to the ride marked… The Tunnel of Love!
You will find it’s a much more peaceful ride and best of all…no height requirement needed!