An Essential Skill for Adulting Life Success
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God created you to hold all power and authoritative control over your mind, your thoughts, and your actions. When you make decisions from an emotional place, you are limiting your ability to be who God has called you to be.
This article will teach you how the word of God can transform painful, negative, and unfruitful feelings into uplifting, positive, and abundant opportunities. You will be affirmed to know that it’s okay to feel your emotions while garnering the skillset to handle them in healthy and beneficial ways for your adulting success.
You are blessed beyond measure, no matter what you go through or experience.
You have the ability to think a better thought.
Believe in who God says you are!
You are more than how you feel. Allow that to be seen in everything that you do.
Emotions can impact your life in a plethora of ways. Most times, we allow emotions to negatively influence how we feel, how we live, and how we choose to respond to the circumstances that we experience.
When you allow emotions to control you, you are doing a disservice to yourself and your journey.
One of the most essential life skills for your adulting success is to develop the strength to feel your emotions without allowing them to control you.
Let’s be honest, life is challenging! You will experience difficulties, stress, pain, heartbreak, and challenges along your path....but the key is to remember that every experience you go through, whether good or bad, provides you with the opportunity to choose better for yourself.
In 2020, it was reported that 95% of teenagers, at some point in their lives, felt inferior due to their appearance, abilities, intelligence, or size. Many of the emotions that young adults carry for themselves are developed based on the opinions expressed by others. As a result, young adults approaching adulthood develop negative internal dialogue about who they are, what they can do, and how they look.
If you want to thrive into adulthood, and reclaim power over your life, infusing it with positivity and love, then you must change the narrative.
No matter what anyone does or says, you are blessed beyond measure because God loves you and sees you as something beautiful, valuable, and full of potential.
Don’t allow your emotions to manage the decisions you make. Instead, transform those feelings by welcoming the opportunity to shift your mindset and your actions towards positive outcomes for your life.
Today, you will be reminded how God says we should manage our emotions and pain to live a blessed life full of joy!
10 biblical scriptures to help you manage, control, and overcome negative emotions
Self-Control Can Take You Far!
“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” -Proverbs 16:32 NLT
Be Fruitful in Action.
“But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.”
-Galatians 5:22-23 TPT
You are Strong Enough to Overcome!
“I know what it means to experience lack, and I know what it means to experience abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.” -Philippians 4:13 TPT
God is with you at all Times.
“This is my command - be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9 NLT
God will Help You Make Good Decisions.
“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart, rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make.”
-Proverbs 3:5-6 TPT
Don’t Be Foolish!
“Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool.” -Ecclesiastes 7:9 NLT
Respond with Love.
“My dearest brothers and sisters, take this to heart; Be quick to listen, but slow to speak. And be slow to become angry, for human anger is never a legitimate tool to promote God’s righteous purpose. So this is why we abandon everything morally impure and all forms of wicked conduct. Instead, with a sensitive spirit, we absorb God’s word, which has been implanted within our nature, for the Word of Life has power to continually deliver us.” -James 1:19-21 TPT
God Knows…and is Here to Help!
“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! Fear the Lord, you his godly people, for those who fear him will have all they need. Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.” -Psalm 34:4-10 NLT
Focus on the Eternal.
“Think about the things of Heaven, not the things of Earth.” -Colossians 3:2 NLT
Allow God to Transform Your Thoughts.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” -Romans 12:2 NLT
When you feel overwhelmed by your emotions, whether they are provoked by others or the internal conversations you have with yourself, the best thing you can do is remind yourself who you are in God. These scriptures will help you remember that you are more than how you feel. Believe in who God says you are and allow that to be seen in everything that you do.
“...Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33 NLT
God sees you and understands you - but you must choose to declare your strength and think, live, and act in ways that are healthy and beneficial to your life experience.
Hold on to the Essentials by Partnering with God Today:
Read the scriptures.
Write out the scriptures in your faith-filled journal and remember who is with you when feelings of sadness, inferiority, or uncertainty arise.
Remember….you have the ability to think a better thought.
Those who master the mind and control their emotional responses are able to withstand uncertainty, opinions, and failures that seek to destroy them.
Allow God's word to remind you of the power and authority you have to improve your emotional storyline.
The Missing Link to Your Adulting Success:
It’s okay to feel your emotions. It’s not okay for them to control you.
Transform your negative emotions into powerful opportunities for growth!
Success requires you to move beyond how you feel.
Rest in God’s love and desires for your life.
God sees you as something beautiful, valuable, and full of potential!
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The Bible Verses to Control Emotions blog was written by Dr. Amirah B. Abdullah; YouTube Commentary by Stanette D.