Colossians 3:2 “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Life is busy! Track a normal day in the life of a mom for instance. You get up to get your kids ready for school. You get them up, feed them, get their lunch’s ready, homework packed up, clothes on, and teeth brushed all while trying to keep them from killing each other. You try to get them out on time and if you have a job, you need to get where you need to be all at the same time. Add daily home care needs, clothes washed, food purchased and cooked, and the list goes on. In this list add whatever your families needs are, your husband’s needs, the church needs, and if time (Ha!) your needs.
What happens when our focus is our emotions:
Ø Our feelings show what is lodged in our hearts.
Ø Our heart’s emotions rule our minds and direct our actions.
Ø We question where is God during our hard times.
Ø We (women) do not handle the multitude of signals we receive well, where our husbands appear to be able to tune them out, thus frustrating us to no end.
Ø We do not recognize our basic differences without putting any value judgment on them.
Ø We do not die to our demands and forgive when others treat us insensitively.
ü Sometimes we may need to dig dipper to understand our own emotions and responses.
ü We have to change the “old” for the “new”. – Changing or the removal of our old foundation
ü We must not place our emotions under the subjection of God, they can no longer rule our decisions and choices
ü We must not allow how we feel to determine if God is there for us, we must trust regardless of how it feels.
ü We must recognize our basic differences between men and women and allow God to help us remove judgment from our interactions with each other.
Our theme this year for the C.O.M.E. ministry is about changing our mindset so that our lives can be changed, to line up with God's will. This writing was from several years ago, but I thought it was worth bringing back to remind us of what we need to do with our emotions and the many signals we receive during the day.