feelings.

Based on @anastasia.tasou’s August prompts from her Instagram! 👇🏽

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How many of us CATCH them, find ourselves IN them, RELY on them? I sometimes realize that I take my feelings way too seriously, or I take pride in them…like when I have a bad feeling about something, and then it happens, I begin to feel like I’ve got a pretty good knack for understanding things, situations, and even people around me.

But you know what that REALLY is?

The Holy Spirit.

Not intuition. Not a gut feeling, or a guess. But an actual Spirit leading and guiding me to be mindful about something, someone, or a situation. It can be easy to let our feelings take the wheel in our lives, causing us to react in ways that may not be the best. But my duty as a Christian is to rely on the Spirit when it comes to these things!

✨ Feelings are SO fleeting! We feel one way about something one day, and then feel completely different about it the next. We even change our feelings moment by moment, or due to circumstances changing. So how can we rely on something so fluid, when the Spirit (Who is God) doesn’t change? Not to mention, we’re not perfect; which means, we aren’t going to make the right choices every time, especially if we base them on our feelings and emotions! That is why we must look to God to guide us.

✨ This isn’t to say that if you’re feeling an emotion, you should disregard it! God gave us emotions to allow us to express ourselves in different situations! It’s when we take those emotions, and decide to make decisions based solely on them that we’re not depending on the right thing.

✨ I am aiming to be better in tune with the Holy Spirit instead of allowing my feelings to dictate how I perceive the things in my life, or cause me to act in certain ways that may not be healthy for me or those around me. The best way to do this? PRAYING, asking God to lead me and my decisions, and to put my personal thoughts and feelings in the background 🙏🏽💜 What are some ways you can differentiate YOUR feelings vs. what the Holy Spirit desires for you?

“Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge HIM, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.”

Proverbs 3:5-7 (ESV)

Mishy 🦋💜