May 6, 2016
“Harnessing Your Emotions”
Podcast: Part 1 -“Two Choices”
Podcast: Part 2- “Use Your Authority”
John 17:7, says,“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Did you catch that?… HIS WORD is TRUTH… No matter how you feel or what you think, JESUS’ WORD is TRUTH.
Our feeling are fickle. They come and go as often as the wind blows. Yet it is frequently a feeling -that motivates some of the biggest choices we make in our lives. Often, our feelings are contrary to God’s Word, and are only a temporary picture of the reality of what is going on.
I like to say there is a reality of what you are experiencing and there is a truth that supersedes that reality. In otherwords: God’s truth is greater than your reality.
For example: You may feel defeated, but His Word says that you will triumph in victory in all things through Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 2:14) Therefore, you are not defeated, but victorious. You are an overcomer!
You may feel incapable, but His Word says He rides the heavens to help you. (Deuteronomy 33:26) So, while you may feel inept, you are extremely resourceful. The God of the Universe is on your side!
You may feel alone, but His Word says He will never leave nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5) He is with you always and directing you in every situation. You may feel alone, but you are never on your own.
You may feel hopeless about the future, but His Word says that He has given you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) He has equipped you with everything you need to succeed at life. So despite how you feel, the truth is- Your future is bright!
God’s Word is full of promises that you can build your life -and your future- on. However, a promise in the Word of God written just for you does not guarantee that you will experience the fruit of that promise. “Why not?” you ask. The reason is simple… Because you have a role to play in bringing God’s promises to pass in your life.
And building your future on His Word is up to you.
In every situation, what you choose… is up to you.
Discovering that in every situation I had two choices was the beginning of a new chapter in my life. For the first time in my life, I understood that I didn’t have to act a certain way just because I felt bad. I was awakened to the fact that I had options. I was no longer bound to living by my feelings. I could live by something deeper…
I was free to live by what God’s Word says about me.
How about you? Have you discovered that in every situation you have two choices: To live by how you feel? Or by what His Word says? To live by what others say about you? Or by what He says about you?
Who will you believe? What will you build your future on?
The choice is up to you.
And how you choose will make the difference between living the abundant life Christ died to give you or the mediocre one you create in your own strength.
I hope you will take a few minutes to listen in to this last podcast in the “Harnessing Your Emotions” series based on Andrew Wommac’s book. It is truly life changing!