In My Feelings
Hello, my name is Kariss and I’m a recovering addict of being in my feelings. Often times, I’d make decisions based on how I felt instead of measuring my feelings against the truth of God’s commands. Being highly attentive to my feelings has made me undisciplined, because if I didn’t feel like doing it, many times, I didn’t do it.
Being undisciplined due to being feelings-oriented has been at the root of each one of my underachievements. Prior to identifying that little fact, I’d been frustrated and confused. “Why can’t I motivate myself toward action?!” Have you been there? Maybe you have a goal, but somehow you can’t make yourself do what you know you have to do to achieve it? Or, you don’t have a goal or vision for your life, but know “this” aint it! Well, trust me when I say that you’ll never find “it” or achieve that goal if you don’t begin with overcoming the lie that your feelings should dictate your actions.
Feelings will always get in the way of discipline. God never asks us to feel a certain way, instead He commands obedience! When we become disciplined enough to obey God without consulting our feelings, we open a treasure trough of promises. Trusting God’s commands towards obedience instead of trusting the sinful nature of our feelings is what it takes to obtain the promise of a prosperous life, full of hope.
Hebrews 12:11 At the time, discipline isn't much fun. It always feels like it's going against the grain. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it's the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God.