Monday, October 04, 2010
I have decided what my focus will be for this week: I will NOT make decisions based on my feelings.
Our emotions go up and down. What seems like a good idea one minute may not be later.
I will "set my mind" to what I will or will not do. (Example: I will not eat after dinner. I will exercise today before noon......or I will not gossip, I will have positive thoughts...) If you set your mind to something, when temptation comes-you are more able to handle it.
I will learn to do what's right when it feels wrong. (Maybe I don't feel like doing my cardio today-but I will! Maybe I feel like snacking while cooking-but I won't.....or I don't feel like forgiving that mean person-but I will, I feel like telling off that rude person-but I won't)
I will let my emotions calm before making decisions. (I will not eat comfort food because I'm sad, I will not give up on my healthy lifestyle because I failed today....or I will not end this relationship "right now" because the person has mistreated me, I will not quit this this job "today" because the boss is unreasonable.)
I will walk in wisdom-not emotions. (I know that the enemy (devil) can put thoughts in my head which affect my emotions--so I will read my bible, pray and ask God for guidance..)
I will think it, say it, write it down. ( I will think about exercising today, I will say aloud that I will exercise! I will write down my exercises for today-or track on SP.) (Same goes for food)
I will be aware that God is not obligated to make something a success just because I "felt" like doing it! I will try to stay in God's will.
I will be patient. I know that God wants my body to be healthy and fit but it will not happen immediately. The enemy wants to frustrate me but I will wait on God's timing.
I will not start anything without considering the cost. I will ask myself-"Do I have what it takes to complete the task?" (Making emotional decisions causes us to: set ourselves up for failure and to disappoint others...Am I setting my goal too high? Should I join this challenge team?...ect)
I will, with the help of God, be content and emotionally stable. Negative thoughts bring negative results.
I give Joyce Meyer credit for these ideas. I was inspired by her show today.