Monday, April 15, 2013

How To Defeat Negative Feelings

Some days I think it it would be best if I pulled the covers up over my head and refused to get up. Today was one of those days.

Spilled coke on my new carseats (cloth, of course).
Dropped the marinara sauce at the garage door and it spilled all over everything.
Put my coke on the kitchen counter and it tipped over. Another mess to clean up!
Now do you see why I said I should not have gotten out of bed?!!!

There are also days that aren't as dramatic as the one I just shared but things just don't go well. It may be simply that I don't feel quite right or something happens that makes me feel discouraged or "out of sorts". It could be a feeling I can't quite put my finger on but it makes me feel a little depressed.

When I have days like that, I have to make choices. I can give in to the negative feelings or I can fight them. Praising the Lord (out loud is good), singing, thanking God for things he has done for me are all good ways to overcome negative feelings.

The devil would love to see us live our day defeated. God would love to see us live our day victorious. God can give us the power to defeat negative feelings but WE must refuse to yield to feelings that take the joy out of our lives.

How about you? Are you letting the devil defeat you because of wrong feelings? Win the victory today. Start praising God, thanking God, singing to God. You may find those negative feelings have gone out the window. It's worth a try!!!

Determined to win the victory over my feelings, Gloria    

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