I will not and do not pretend that I have it all together; however, I will say that I am a woman who has learned from her mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes that I have done in the past is allowing my emotions to control me. Too many times we live off of our feelings when we live from off of our feelings, we don’t make wise choices. Spiritual maturity is knowing how to manage our emotions and not allowing them to control us. It’s good to have feelings they help us to be able to relate to others we can empathize and have compassion, but we can’t allow our feelings to lead us the wrong way. There can be no spiritual growth as long as we follow our feelings; we have to know what feels wrong but choose to do what is right.
The enemy mission is to kill, steal, and destroy the one thing he wants the most is to kill our faith; he tries to do this during times of trouble. How we respond to the enemy attacks is to not act like him but act like Christ. I speak about marriage a whole lot; it’s a covenant that was created by God; marriage is one of the best examples of commitment. Marriage is a beautiful thing, especially when it has God as the foundation. So many marriages end in divorce because people go into it with unrealistic ideas of what marriage is. A word of advice if you are standing in front of the pastor exchanging vows with the thought of if this doesn’t work then. Do Not Get Married!!! Divorce should not be an option if a marriage encounters problems. Unions have problems sometimes I don’t care how great it is at times. The vows have for better or worse, let’s focused on both words because they are both critical. When people first get married, everything is new, but after a while, it will wear off commitment is suppose to step in, it takes a marriage to a deeper level which is more substantial.
I want a husband that is committed to me once the excitement and newness wear off. I want a husband who loves Christ more than I do, is loyal, faithful, sincere, a leader, and is more stringent than the toughest times that we encounter. Commitment is strength and not giving up just because things don’t feel right anymore. An excellent marriage strength is in its commitment and not just feelings alone; it’s a sign of real victory!! Remember a marriage will lose its newness like a brand new car but you will still keep the car, right? Total commitment is staying committed to the very end.
I’ve come along way, and I have been through a lot, but I thank God for all of it. Every day I commit to putting on love, kindness, and patience regardless of the situation or how I feel. People have disappointed me, betrayed me, let me down, and hurt me even after I have been helpful to them. I feel sorry for people who are always angry; it’s a sign that they are operating off of emotions alone, and that is never good. Regardless of how people treat me, I am still going to do things on purpose like loving those who have hurt me and pray for them. Hurt people hurt others healed people heal others; I am whole!! I am always counting the cost of every move that I make, and I am walking in love too. Thankful so much for becoming strong spiritually off of the Word of God.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
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You know God gives us the Breastplate of Righteousness which covers the heart area, the area of emotions. It protects us from feeling like we are not worthy of God. It protects us from being ruled by our emotions instead of by the righteousness of God. I appreciate your goals and endeavors as you seek to become more like Jesus in your commitments,
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Thank you for your comment! Blessings!
Thank you for sharing this post. 2016 wasn’t kind to me at all, or should I say the events that happened drained me. But, I got a wake up call a the end of the year that made me stand up and take notice to how I am contributing to some of the negative events. I’ve taken stock of myself and I am determine to hold my peace, get back on my prayer schedule, hold my head up and keep moving one day at a time.
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Thank you so very much for reading my post and commenting it means a lot. Happy New Year to you!
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Throwback!!!!! My thoughts on marriage!!!!