Don’t you hate it when you act without thinking it through? What are the repercussions of my actions? In most of those circumstances, we let our emotions control us! We give in to the “heated” moment and regret the actions later! What would your life look like if you didn’t give in to your emotions?
Paul writes these verses in Romans 6:15-23:
15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means! 16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17 But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. 18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
19 I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. 21 What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Here are my tips for not giving in to your emotions!
- Remember, you’re not the slave! You can control your actions! Romans 6:15-16
- Give thanks to God, because He set you free! Obey God and find freedom! Romans 6:17-18
- Stop and take a deep breath! Don’t let the moment rule you! Romans 6:19-21
- Every small victory is a giant step for you! You are reaping eternal life! Romans 6:22-23
So, try it this week…I hope you can win the victory over your emotional life! Don’t give up! Every small step for you will produce in your life the character that God intends! When you mess up, confess it, repent, and move on! You’ll have another chance to win the victory!
Have a great week!