God gave you emotions. Part 6
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Many people struggle with this question: What Is the Purpose for My Life? Or as a Christian it can be: What is God’s purpose for my life and what can he use me to? The feeling of having a purpose is an important one, because we don’t feel content with life if we have no purpose.
God’s purpose for your life is actually not a difficult one, it’s easy.
God’s main purpose for your life is for you to discover how much you are loved by God and to have a close fellowship and relationship with him.
In fact, it is not primarily about all other choices we make and what to do and what to not do, but God’s main purpose for you is to have fellowship with Him and enjoy that fellowship.
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Our enemy, the devil, wants to hinder and lead you away from God’s purpose for your life.
The way he does that, is that he will try to use your emotions to pull you away from this love and the fellowship with our loving Father, God.
Here is a list of feelings that the devil wants to use to move you away from God’s will and what God wants for you, which is the best for you.
Different Emotions that can lead us in a good or bad way.
The enemy wants to use these emotions.
- Fear (which is the root emotion to most of our bad emotions)
- Overly shy
- The fear of man
- Lust / selfish desires
- The list is probably longer, think about more emotions that the devil wants to use against you.
God wants to use the following emotions to draw you to him and his good will for your life!
- Joy (be happy)
- To have compassion
- In some cases, anger, if directed at the devil or injustice, but not directly at people.
- The feeling of being forgiven
- The feeling of boldness
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.