Rise above your emotional roller coaster
by Shemariah Yeung
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This article perhaps is for ladies, or sometimes men can do the same roller coaster ride.
For me, I am the emotional type of person, if I will draw a diagram, a graph and I can assume it's up and down almost any seconds or minutes. And are you the same?
There were times in the past, I blamed on God for things I wanted so badly, when God did not grant me that wish, I would have gone onto a warfare with God, started to challenge Him, question Him, if I wasn't prevail in the war, I just gave up on any hope and started to throw myself a pity party, and leave God alone.
Have you been there, done that as well? Do you feel tired about the emotional ups and downs. I do.
I could confess that at least 3 times that I have felt like giving up on what I believe God for. I felt like undeserved in receiving anything from God. Then the condemning voices would ring up in me, and made me think that God wanted to punish me for my past sin. Have you experienced that as well?
What would you do, when you don't get your way? What would you do, when your prayers are unanswered? That you assumed that God is the Almighty God, the passionate God, he meant to answer all our prayers?
When you don't get your way, what would you do, how would you react? Selah....(pause for a while)
Take a deep breath and read on...
Speaking from my experience...I think I have finally learned one thing -
When things do not go our way, remind yourself about the Israelites on their way to the Promised Land, how God has tested them there, in Deuteronomy says that God tested them, in order to HUMBLE them. There's a lesson for the Israelites to learn, learn about 'Humility'.
They ended up grumbling, complaining, murmuring against Moses, and actually they complained about God, and in their anguish and frustration, they said something so foolish, that they'd prefer Moses and God sent them back to Egypt, at least they can eat and drink plenty there, without suffering hunger and need. They would choose the path of 'old', just to satisfy their own needs. They refused to grow in the Lord, they refused to place their trust in God, they failed to see the loving God as well. For they thought, "well, why do you send us on this road of suffering, you have made a mistake, God. Please send us back where we came from now..."
Yes, they are pretty much saying things like that. You can be sure you hear yourself saying similar thing like this too when things did not go your way, but God's.
I did that many times.....
Finally realizing that, complaining, murmuring and grumbling - it will cause us to finish the 11 days trip in 40 years. If we continue to do so, God might have great plan for you and me, and if we grumble against the difficulties along the way, our journey might get an extension as a result of our wrong attitude toward God.
Be aware of it, don't choose to do it, don't choose an attitude like that. Reject to grumble, receive a gentle, willing to learn spirit to learn about 'humility' when God's teaching you that. Gladly accept the lesson and learn from our loving Father.
Rise above the emotional roller coaster...HOW?
Don't have a 'me, me, me' attitude toward anything. When we focus on ourselves, we tend to think on just ourselves and not others. When we focus on ourselves, we will become 'self' focused, our love walk might not become straight, but crooked. Think more of others, pray more for others, examine our own self and confess our sins daily, ask God to have control over our emotions. We can always ask God to help us to be more stable in our emotions. When we are reaching out to other souls, we tend to be more loving, more caring and less self-focus. That was speaking from my personal experience too.
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Truths hurt but they have to be told. We are quick to complain and say all sorts, when all we need to be doing is to trust God. Thank you for that insight
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