I wish I knew just how many emotions I feel in the course of a day, cause I go through a lot of them I must admit. Some days I am more calmer and steady, other days I’m maybe up and down, and then there those days where I’m all over the map; there are positive and negative feelings.
A lot of times my emotions come as a result of reacting to a circumstance or a person speaking. And, I have to watch out how I respond back too. Acting on negative emotions can lead to disaster.
There’s been times I’ve regretted saying something, feeling a certain way and even acted out of a bad place, and I’m glad Jesus forgives so easily. He made us to have feelings but He never meant for us to be ruled by them.
I’ve learned recently that stopping and thinking / praying is my best response to tense feelings. I’m doing this in my work as well as personal and it’s a learning lesson. But I always feel better after taking some time before I act or respond and it really works with emails.
Some of the people in my life I don’t see so email is our formal method of communication. And because of that, I have to keep in my mind that I can’t tell what they are feeling when they email me so I re-read messages a lot before I hit the send button to respond and the re-reading part I do also when I’m typing my emails.
I thank God for feelings, but I thank Him more for giving us the Holy Spirit wisdom to know how to use them.