We all have emotions, and they’re here to stay. I believe one of the main goals of every believer should be emotional stability. We should seek God to learn how to manage our emotions and not allow them to manage us.
Think about this: You’re out shopping for a specific item you’re in need of. You’ve made a commitment to the Lord to get out of debt. You’ve agreed to really watch your spending and not purchase things you don’t need. But while shopping, you discover that the stores are having a big sale of 50 percent off the already marked down merchandise. What do you do? Do you follow your emotions and give in, or do you wait until your emotions settle before making a decision?
God wants you to make decisions ruled by peace. Letting His peace rule you often means waiting a little while until the emotions settle down, then checking to see if you really believe it’s the right thing to do.
Don’t let your emotions make your decisions. Always go with peace.
Prayer Starter: Lord, I choose to let Your peace rule in my heart. I don’t want to make decisions based on my emotions, but I want to calmly and peacefully choose the paths that You want me to take.
—from Joyce Meyer daily devotional