Emotional Health

How to Deal With How You Feel

50 Days of Transformation – Part 4 (Emotional Health)

 

“The most important commandment is this: You must love the Lord your God with all Your heart, and all your SOUL, and all your MIND, and all your STRENGTH.”  Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)

 

UNDERSTAND MY EMOTIONS

 

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 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...’”Genesis 1:26 (NIV)

 

Two extremes to avoid:

            Emotionalism: _____________________________________________

 

            Stoicism: __________________________________________________

 

God gave us _______________________ to understand our emotions.

 

 

WHY I MUST LEARN TO MANAGE MY EMOTIONS

 

  1. BECAUSE ________________________________________________________

“There is a way that SEEMS right to a man, but in the end, it leads to death.” Prov. 14:12 (NIV)

 

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“Like an open city with no defenses is the man with no check on his feelings.”  Prov. 25:28 (NAB)

“Be self-controlled and alert.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

 

  1. BECAUSE ________________________________________________________

“To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace.  .  .  Those who obey their human nature cannot please God.”          Romans 8:6-8 (TEV)

 

  1. BECAUSE ________________________________________________________

“[People] get lost and die because of their foolishness and lack of self-control.” Proverbs 5:23 (CEV)

“From now on you must live the rest of your earthly lives            controlled by God’s will and not by human desires.”  1 Peter 4:2 (TEV)

 

 

HOW TO MANAGE AN UNWANTED FEELING

 

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            Ask:

 

 

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            Ask:

Eliphaz asked Job: “Why has your heart carried you away, and why do your eyes flash?”  Job 15:12 (NIV)

 

 

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            Everyday:

“When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”         

Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)

 

            Everyday:

            “Self-control means controlling the tongue!”  Proverbs 13:3 (LB)

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord!”  Psalm 19:14 (NIV)

 

YOUR SMALL GROUP THIS WEEK

“How to Heal Your Damaged Emotions”