If you’re looking for a place to live, “in your feelings” IS NOT it. There are much better places and beautiful surroundings to choose from.
As a female, I see this error committed all the time. People end lifelong friendships and destroy amazing opportunities because they allow “their feelings” to guide them. Simple disagreements and breakdowns in communication can fracture what was meant for your good. (Being the victim of this more times than I care to count, I have learned how to discern this quickly and deal with it appropriately.)
One thing we must frequently remind ourselves is there is a difference between what we “feel” versus what is “true”. We often encourage people to follow their heart, but the Word of God says:
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9, KJV)
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26, KJV)
Oops! Your feelings/emotions are comprised of a myriad of things, all starting with YOU. Your past experiences, upbringing, betrayals, defeat . . . all of which you use as a guide for each occurrence in the future. These factors can often skew or cripple us in how we perceive our version of the truth. Just because you believe or feel one way, does not make it so, regardless of how passionate you are.
Certainly you’ve heard stories of people who believed certain celebrities were going to marry them. I’m not talking about a crush or desire, I mean they truly believe that they have a relationship with a celebrity that will be their future spouse (whom they have never met before)! How many of us know people who are paranoid and believe someone is out to harm them, although all the evidence says otherwise. Although these are extreme examples, they prove the point that your feelings are not always the best guide.
5 Tips to Stop Living in “Your Feelings”:
Life is too short. There are so many things we need to accomplish before we leave this earth. Don’t be a victim to your feelings and let them deceive, rob or cheat you out of living a purpose and joy filled life.
--Alesha Brown, The Joy Guru
Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author
CEO, Alesha Brown LLC
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