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I will NOT make decisions based on feelings!

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYLSLYNN 10/6/2010 9:21AM


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GTOGIRL67 10/6/2010 8:19AM

    thank you for this post. i also try to live this way . thinking positive and living God's will for us . If more people would try to live a positive life and speak in a positive manner what a wonderful world this would be. all we can do is try to set good examples that others may see and hopefully they too will see what a difference their lives can be. Praise God for this wonderful day and all of the blessing he has bestowed upon all of us .

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1GRANDMAME 10/5/2010 6:41PM

    I do like your blog. I agree with you don't start something you can't finish. I do want to be positivity also emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/5/2010 5:32PM

    Thanks that was good.

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BERGIE8771 10/5/2010 4:15PM

    I am beginning to love positivity! I grew up with the opposite, and I am trying to change for the positive. Thanks for sharing this. Sharon

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MRS_LOOMIS 10/5/2010 3:16PM

    count the everything :)

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DEE107 10/5/2010 2:49PM

    Thanks for the reminder

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SWIMLOVER 10/5/2010 12:59PM

  Great Blog! THE LORD IS GOOD! Thank You so much for sharing this with us!

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ACG4CHRIST 10/5/2010 12:40PM

    I love Joyce Meyers!! She is such an anointed woman of God!

Thanks for speaking these truths! It is important when the Lord leads us we need to share these truths so that they can bless others! I praise God for that. Thank you for being a spokeman for the Lord. Your blog really addressed areas in my life that the Lord has been dealing with me about. I am an emotional thinker at times and I act on those emotions. That is what God is showing me. It is not always in his will when I act. I am striving to seek and stay in his perfect will. I praise God for the desire to do it also. I am speaking truth into my life now!

Have a blessed week!!!

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DOLPHINE35384 10/5/2010 12:31PM

    What a big eye opener. You are so right and that is such the truth. Thank you for giving us they eye opener that most of need (me). Sometimes we tend not to think before we speak. The Lord gave us a thinker to think right and then words will come out right.

Thank you again for the eye opener.
God bless you.

Wendy emoticon

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BARBARACT 10/4/2010 10:24PM

    That is a great post! Thank you, you are so right!!!!


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MJMONE 10/4/2010 10:45AM


wonderful reminders to not let our emotions 'rule' us.

have a great Sparkin' day!

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