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Managing Our Emotions
To walk with God continually, we need to become steadfast.
Know your beliefs:
Steadfastness, or being steadfast, is being a person who knows what they believe and never backs down from it. We must know what we believe and whom we believe in. Hebrews 10:23 NLT says, Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise. When we understand and believe that, we will become steadfast — never wavering from the truth.
Steadfastness, I believe, will produce consistency. It will lead us to becoming consistent in our attitudes, consistent in our emotions. Moodiness is a lack of being consistent. We’re up one moment, down the next. We’re making decisions, one moment flying off the handle, and the very next moment calm and making calculated decisions.
Keep believing God:
Being steadfast is being constant in our beliefs. In other words, when things go badly, we don’t get too low; when things go well, we don’t get too excited. Steadfastness keeps on believing God, trusting God, and continuing to do the word of God. Why? Because we know God keeps His promises, and He is always for us.
So let’s believe God and cultivate the fruit — characteristics of being steadfast. It will help us in every area of our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ 6:58 AM MDT
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