God gave you emotions. Part 1
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What does the Bible really say about emotion? Are emotions something that is negative or positive? Does God want me to be happy? How can I control my emotions? What connection is there between feelings and fears?

Emotions can be our best friend or our worst enemy. In this teaching, I will give you some truths about feelings and emotions that can help you to manage them in a correct and good way, and how you can feel the way that God wants you to feel.


What I want with this teaching is to show you that the emotions are there and they are given to you by God. You can either lie or ignore them, or you can learn to do something with them. 
When we understand why God has given us emotions and we can use them properly, we can apply them in a good way.

If I can learn how to handle my emotions, I can also deal with life and what comes my way.It is one thing that is certain about emotion: We all have them. But unfortunately there are times when the emotions have us. It is when the emotions have us that they become a problem.

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If I can learn how to handle my emotions, I can also deal with life and what comes my way.It is one thing that is certain about emotion: We all have them. But unfortunately there are times when the emotions have us. It is when the emotions have us that they become a problem.

Do not be lead by your emotion
Definition of emotions What are emotions? One said it like this: They are feelings on the inside, which is caused by pain or pleasure, and they will try to move you in a certain direction.

If you have negative feelings, they will try to move you away from God’s purpose and destiny for your life. If your feelings of depression, fear, timidity, resentment and so on, control you, they will try to move you away from the will of God and away from having a good relationship with Him.  



The devil wants to use your emotions to move you away from having a good relationship with your Heavenly Father. He wants to tempt you through your feelings so you are moved away from God and his purpose for you.
So it is important that you are not under emotions that can move you away from relationship with God, but let the will of God and His Word control your emotions!

God also wants to use your emotions to move you towards him. The emotion He uses is love, peace and joy. He also wants to show his love to you, because then you will seek him and start to believe and trust him.
In the beginning of this teaching, I just want to say that: It is not a sin to have negative feelings and emotions, but it is what the negative feelings and emotions can lead you to, that can have a bad effect on your life. Jesus also had negative emotions, but he was not ruled by them. I will talk more about this towards the end of this teaching.

God has created us with feelings 

We are created by God to master life, and not that life should control us.
You can read in Genesis that God gave Adam and Eve the right to rule over the earth and their own lives. We are created in God’s image. We were meant to be like Him; a reflection of his power, His love and his authority, and so on. That’s why God created us, to be like Him and in fellowship with Him. But you cannot be this if your emotions are in control of your life.


There is a reason why God has given us emotions, but they were not intended as something that should have power over us, but we should be in control over them.

God has created us to show compassion and love, but sin, the devil and the curse that Adams brought into this world have in many ways destroyed for these emotions, so negative feelings will harm us and others around us.


God gave Adam and Eve emotions so they could show them to each other and to God, but sin came and something happened. They were disobedient to God because of an emotional response to something that appealed to them. It was attractive, so good, and it emotionally led them to disobey God. These feelings moved them away from fellowship with God and their destiny. They were deceived by their feelings, seduced away from God’s intentions for them.

Remember that God’s will for you is good!

3Jn 1:2; (AMP)
 “ Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers”. 


Where your mind goes, there goes your life. Your emotions are in your soul. So if your soul is not well, your life will not be.
So it is important that you know what’s happening in your soul, or in other words, your emotions. It is also important that you know the truth about who God is, and what plans He has for you. What is God’s way to make my soul well and prosperous, so that I can feel good?

God has given you power, love and self-control.


For many it is a major challenge to control their emotions, but remember that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but the spirit of self-control, it means you can control them. God’s power lives inside of you. In 2 Tim 1:7 it says that he has given you the spirit of power, love and self-control. You can have authority over your feelings!

2Ti 1:7; (AMP)
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity [of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear], but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control”. 



Do not believe the devil’s lies when he says to you: You will never overcome this, you will always be under these feelings, and this is the way you are.
God has given you a power on the inside, which can overcome all the negative things that comes your way.



Having control over your emotions is not to say that you cannot have feelings. For you have that! But I am talking about being able to handle feelings in a right way, so that you are in control of your emotions, not the emotions controlling you.



Men, Women, and emotions

Both men and women have the same emotions. Women are more aware of their emotions, but men have just as many emotions as a woman. But men have a tendency to not handle them right.



A man will say I am angry when he actually is only hurt, but a woman will say that she is hurt when she is hurt.
A woman gives more expression of her feelings; men have a tendency to more easy hide their feelings and carry them along.
Although women show their feelings more, men have the same feelings, but they can easily hide them and carry them. When a woman has many feelings, they will talk about them, while men want to keep them inside; this is perhaps one of the reasons why women live longer than men? Men and women express emotions different, but both have them. 


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