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CONTROLLING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

CONTROLLING NEGATIVE EMOTIONS

“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

Galatians 5:25

For a very long time last year, I think between the 2nd and 4th quarter I noticed each time I was waking up, I’ll wake up feeling uncool of myself. I was waking up with negative thoughts, self demoralizing inner conversation, fear, panic, all manner of negative emotions. It was a really tough period of time. I knew immediately that my inner man needed some rehabilitation. You see that’s where it all begins, from the inside, not from the outside. Real lasting change begins on the inside.

By the enablement of God’s spirit, I began to seek God’s help and intervention on the situation befalling me. Not long after I began to make some discoveries and by reason of those discoveries I was able to break the hold of negative emotions.

2 Corinthians 5:16 TPT
So then, from now on, we have a new perspective that refuses to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. For that’s how we once viewed the Anointed One, but no longer do we see him with limited human insight.

The Bible says henceforth we will not know any man according to what he is or looks like or feels like in the external appearance, that is in the outward man. So the revelation in this is that the outward man is not the real man! Whilst we will not invalidate feelings here, we also will not take it as the umpire. Your feeling is real but that’s not your truth. It’s not the truth about you. You are not the fearful, you are a believer! Think of that for a moment. In 2 Timothy 1:7, Paul said to Timothy “God has not given us the Spirit of fear” but it will interest you to know that Paul has said a few words before then.

2 Timothy 1:6-7 NKJV
[6] Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. [7] For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

What Paul was doing in verse 7 started from verse 6. And what was the bottom line? He is putting Timothy in remembrance of a fact. He is reminding Timothy of some truth. Paul was saying to Timothy “though you may be feeling overwhelmed where you are I know you, you have a lion’s heart, you’re not timid, the Spirit of God that’s in you doesn’t produce fear” and he told him, to see if this is true or not “stir up that Holy Ghost in you and see what will come out of it”
Of a truth when we stir up our spirit in prayer Is it not confidence and boldness that erupts out of it?

This is how to handle negative emotions. We handle our earthly, frail, mortal body and its weaknesses by the resurrection power that’s in our spirit such that whenever the flesh is down, resurrection life comes upon it. Are you praying in tongues already? Can you feel yourself rising up strong? All manner of thought runs through our mind when we’ve not prayed— depressing, depraving, and destructive thoughts, but once we pray we arrest them. Hallelujah! You’re the victorious.

FURTHER READING: Colossians 3:1-2, Galatians 5:16-26
CONFESSION: I confess that by the ability that the Holy Ghost supplies, I live above the weakness and limitations of the natural human life. The Holy Ghost infuses me with confidence. Hallelujah.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING