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Emotional Meltdown

Posted by Cinda On November - 7 - 2012

dreary_dayIt was a day wrapped in disappointment! I am most thankful that I don’t have many days like that. But not today…this was a dreary, gloomy (sensing winter’s approach) day of emotional let downs. Two of my friends recently lost their loved ones and my heart was heavy for them at their loss of mom and sister. Then to top it off, an opportunity came to bless some gals that went south and for whatever reasons it just could not happen. Well my emotions were already tender and I responded with an inward look instead of upward. I began to play around in the pity pool for a time getting splashed with more and more disappointed as my ‘woe is me’ thinking which are just downright untruths began to flooding into my mind. Wow, I was really beginning to drown myself in self-proclaimed despair. I am this and I am not that…! Suddenly I didn’t think I had a friend in the world and I even began to doubt my abilities, capabilities and boy, one thing streamed right into the next. Only God knows where it could have ended up!

romans_8Then, I received a revelation! Just maybe God was protecting me, doing exactly what Paul says in Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” I began to look at various scenarios that could happen if things went along as I desired for them to go and decided to–by faith–believe that these disappointments were not intended to discourage me but to protect and prevent dire things from happening? Then the Holy Spirit reminded me of that powerful Word from 2Corinthians 10:5 that ends with “taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…” This certainly changed my entire outlook!

You see, God has empowered us, He has given us tools to help when we get all wrapped up in our own ‘stinkin’ thinkin” and although sometimes difficult, our part is to acknowledge the enemy’s lies and then counteract them with God’s truth about who we really are! I really believe that we can all get in a funk like this at some time or another in our ‘everyday’ living, but the key is admitting where we have landed, that our thinking is is incorrect according to God’s standard and what He says about His children and then be willing to do something about it! Start by applying 2 Corinthians 10:5 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God,” then finish by…”taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.”

Father, thank You for Your Holy Spirit that teaches us in the way in which we should go. Continue to give me listening ears to hear His voice and then a willingness to respond correctly when I am headed in a direction that spells out CALAMITY. My heart wants to please You and I ask for grace when I walk contrary to Your excellent way!

Author: Kimberly Dawn, CCF Contributor
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