Feelings

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God gave us more than a heart by which to process life. He gave us a mind as well.

Yesterday was a rough day for one of my kids that’s not too fond of getting up early.

On the way to school on this oh so pleasant morning, we were having quite the bonding moment as I explained to her that her actions were unacceptable and there would be consequences.

She complained that when she doesn’t feel like being nice, she can’t act nice. I simply replied our feelings should be indicators not dictators.  Feelings can show us where our hearts are but that doesn’t mean they have the right to boss us around at any given moment.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think it’s good to feel, but God gave us more than a heart by which to process life. He gave us a mind as well. And what my daughter needed to learn that day was that our minds help to keep our hearts in check and on course.

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