How to Stop Emotions From Ruling Your Reactions - Overview
Do you often find your emotions taking over your life? Does it seem as though your anger often rages out of control, your tears flow easily, or you are so overcome with discouragement that you can’t see God’s hand in your life?
Let’s face it -- life is kind of hard. A lot of hard stuff happens, and the weight of it can make a person snap. But emotions aren’t the enemy. We were created with emotions, both the negative and the positive ones -- like love, hope, and contentment. Our emotions have value, and they separate us from the rest of creation.
With that said, you don’t want your emotions to rule you or to get the best of you. They shouldn’t dictate your responses to life because they are unpredictable; you can’t always trust them. But you can trust God.
This is why we’ve put together this Growth Plan on controlling your emotions. If you are at a place where you need to learn how to manage your feelings and rely more on God, then you will find the tools you need in this seven-post series.