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emotions

Emotions. I try not to be led by them, but sometimes they take the reigns and leave me unable to recognize the woman in the mirror.

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Recently, I saw a woman looking back at me who was wallowing in emotions. She felt exploited, lonely, and bitter; nothing like the woman I know who desires to live a life for Christ. 

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I am not saying emotions are ‘bad’, just that they are usually a call for the need of an adjustment in my life; a step in faith, pruning of things or people, repentance. However, at times I allow them to rule my life instead of Christ...and that is bad. 

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I start by revisiting an incident or feeling. Soon, I am indulging. Then before I know it my words and actions are no longer influenced by what I know to be truth and instead are led by what I have allowed to infiltrate my mind. And my ‘heart’ begins to lead me astray.

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Fortunately, God blessed me with a husband and a best friend who meet me, and this unrecognizable woman, with truth. They remind me of who I am and to Whom I belong. 

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His Word is full of warnings and the dangers of allowing emotions to rule. It is full of scripture that is explicit in informing of how deceitful our ‘hearts’ can be.

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And y’all, even though this woman is not the one I want to see, I am grateful when I have seen her. I am grateful that she doesn’t seem recognizable. I am grateful that I do not want to see her staring back at me when I stand in front of a mirror. I am grateful because this woman reminds me of my filthiness. She reminds me of my need to repent, to be obedient to His voice, His word...and the feeling of discouragement washes away as I realize that’s how it has to be because if I didn’t see this woman, I wouldn’t have experienced nor would I know my deep need for Christ. 

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A few scriptures that were discussed that I wanted to share with this post are Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 28:26, Proverbs 29:11, Jeremiah 17:7-10, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Philippians 4, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 3:12-13.