November 29, 2019
God keeps reminding me to not rely on my emotions in situations, conditions, people and events. It has unconsciously become a “bondage” in living our daily lives. If there are bad situations, conditions, and events then our emotions will become negative. If there are people who carry negative emotions, we can also quickly become infected and also manifest that negative emotions – there is something wrong with us! As long as we consider it as ‘normal’, then in fact we are continuing to give ourselves to be molded with the world pattern.
Therefore we need to rise up and realize that it’s not normal! We are supposed to live in the dimension of the Kingdom of Heaven that manifests the truth, peace and joy. There must be no negative emotions at all. Because it’s not from us but from sin! It was him who gave negative emotion for the very first time to Adam and Eve that is caused by the effect of sin. So for us who have been redeemed and have not rebelled against God, and have an inclination of heart to please God (Romans 6:11), it’s not normal if our emotions become negative! It should always be positive.
If our emotions become negative, means that there is perspective or thought that is succeedingly deceived by devil, like he did to Adam and Eve. We must break down and remold it with His Word!
Here are some ‘thoughts’ (devil’s trick) which often makes our emotions moving into negative:
1. Our happiness is determined by what we have materially. Money, property, stuff, family (husband, wife, children, etc)
2. Our happiness is determined by event, situation and condition that go along with our plan. If it is not appropriate and we consider it as bed event, then we lose our peace.
3. Our happiness is determined by people around us. If they are happy, we are also happy. If they are sad, we are also sad.
4. Our happiness is determined by others’ treatment. If treated poorly, peace and joy will be lost. If treated well, then our hearts will be at peace again.
Just imagine if we keep the ‘deceit’. Then our lives will be wrecked because we are tossed around by people, events, situations and conditions. That’s not what God wants. He wants us to live in TRUTH, so that we are SET FREE from all deceptions.
What kind of truth should we have? STOP TRUSTING IN MAN, EVENT, OR CONDITION. TRUST ONLY IN GOD AND HIS WORD. Because only God and His Word that cannot be shaken!
Hebrews 12:28 (NKJV) Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
Matthew 24:35 (NKJV) Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
Jeremiah 17:5-8 (NKJV) Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
When we put our hope in God, and depend on His word – fill our lives with His word and reality, and make it as the only source of peace and joy, then our lives will not dry up. But always radiating the freshness of peace in any situations!!
This morning I decided to destroy the dependency of my happiness on environment, people and events. I set my heart and dependency only on God as the only source of peace and joy. God and His word is the most precious treasure!! That is what I have to guard and keep forever!! Not others!! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus