Read: Galatians 5:17-23
We often allow our emotions to control how we feel. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, unless we’re allowing the wrong emotions to seep into our hearts and minds.
See, there are both negative and positive emotions. Some negative emotions we experience is worry, despair, hopelessness, depression, hate, and anxiety. These emotions can cause us to wallow in self-pity and see the world as a place that is against us.
In essence, our vision becomes clouded by negative emotions and we become stuck; no promotions at work, no turnarounds in our failing relationships, and the list goes on.
On the other hand, we experience a set of emotions on the opposite end of the spectrum called positive emotions. Some positive emotions are love, joy, and peace, which exude fruits of the spirit such as patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.
These emotions bring about strength and hope for the future. We see the world as a place of opportunity for the taking, and we see each day as a gift. With a mind and heart full of positive emotions, our vision is clear, and we set our mind and actions toward the mark that we have established for ourselves.
Which set of emotions would you rather have? How do you receive and maintain positive emotions or the fruits of the spirit? Find out in my blog talk radio series, “Emotional Seeds” that will feature next Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Coach Yourself Into Greatness!
- What negative emotion(s) dominate your thought process?
- If you could clean up this mess of an emotion from your heart and mind, what would your life look like?
- What action steps can you take today to eradicate this negative emotion from your life?