Take Charge of Your Emotions!
As a Christian and as a woman, you must master how to take charge of your emotions. Don’t let your emotions take over your spirit. You are not to be led by your emotions or how you see things in life. Unfortunately, that is how most women see life. Men are not like that. That is why when you report matters, you report how you feel. Thank God for emotions, you are meant to feel things, but it is not to control you. The sum total of victory for a woman to live by is to bring your emotions under your spirit. If you can do that, WOW! You will soar!
A lot of women lose things due to negative emotions. I have spoken over you, you will not die! Don’t start thinking “I hope this my husband does not kill me one day”. It is possible for your husband to provoke you such that you get angry and want to speak words contrary to the word of God but master how to control and caution your emotions so that your spirit rises above such negative feeling.
Make sure there is nothing you are doing that is cancelling the impartation you have received. Negative emotion is the worst enemy of a woman. Look at Hannah, she had the spirit of depression (1 Samuel 10-11).
THREE EMOTIONS THAT YOU MUST DEAL WITH AS A WOMAN:
If you indulge in being depressed long enough, a spirit takes you over. That’s what happens to those that lose their minds. Such people can run mad because they gave their minds over to something negative which takes them over completely. I want to challenge you by the Holy Spirit to control your emotions by the word of God and the Holy Spirit.
First of all, start with yourself, don’t let any physical thing stamp a negative emotion on you. Because you went to somebody’s house, you begin to despise your own. Watch it when the enemy wants you to compare yourself with another. Women are known to take matters out of divine scope. The personality you brought when you came from heaven is what is suited for your destiny, not the one you are trying to make yourself.
Women have done stuff, look at the mother of John and James who said to Jesus, “Let one be at your right hand and the other at the left.” (Matthew 20:20-28). She didn’t even care about the other 10 disciples. Jesus said it is NOT even under His control. She was pushing for what is to be by divine works. By emotions, she wanted what God has not given her.
I am a woman and I know how a woman operates; it is just that God helped me on time. God will help you on time! I know the strings that a woman can pull on a man and he will start running around, but I don’t do it so that the power of God can be real in my life. Don’t give yourself to this, it will come because you are an emotional being and it is in the flesh of a woman, but don’t give yourself to the flesh. For example, somebody comes to propose to you as a young lady and you don’t like the way he proposed. Don’t put emotions first, learn to put the word of God first. Your Spirit first, then your emotions can follow. Negative emotion is a no-go area, positive emotions is what you should have. Shut down envy before it shuts you down. Anything you envy, you begin to criticize.
Imagine a woman that went to visit the pastor’s wife and she was told that she travelled, and she didn’t know when she said “e sha rora bawa nawo wa” meaning “just be careful the way you spend our money”. She was insinuating that the pastor’s wife was spending the church money on journeys. Very soon she will start nursing negative things, such woman will not sow seed or pay offering. When you have no seed, you have no harvest. When you are not excited about the things of God, the power of God has no flow in your life.
Be content with what you have knowing that the power of God is what brings things from glory to glory. The path of the just is like a shining light. Don’t be jealous of another person’s thing. The day some people wear good clothes is when worship will be good for them and the day they don’t, they are sad. Don’t let physical things determine your joy. You already have everything by having Christ. Negative emotions sap spiritual strength. You want a new pot because you saw that of your friend yesterday, that is the accuser of the brethren suggesting that to you. Pots that you don’t have today, you will have tomorrow, the house you don’t have today, you will have tomorrow.
Don’t let physical material things affect your joy. Some people don’t like themselves – she is dark, she wants to be light and vice versa, she is tall, she wants to be short. Accept yourself just the way you are. Everybody is unique, not everybody will look the same and we are not meant to look the same so BASK IN YOUR UNIQUENESS.
Psalm 139:14 ( KJV)
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Psalm 139:14 (Amplified)
“I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well”
Don’t let the devil bore an insatiable hole inside you. Like yourself just the way you are. If you are tall, like it, if you are short, like it, if you are dark or light skin, like it. If you are plump, like it but if you brought the fatness upon yourself, get rid of it. Wear things that fit you. There is a style that fits slim people, there is a style that fits fat people, etc. YOU ARE NOT A BODY FIRST OF ALL, YOU ARE A SPIRIT, you have a soul and you live in a body. Like that forehead, BRING OUT YOUR OWN BEAUTY IN YOURSELF IN YOUR OWN UNIQUE WAY. Don’t pretend to be standing when you are sinking inside, don’t have a sinking point in yourself.
For some others, their point of negative emotions come with another person, their boss, friend or colleague. Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going. Stop letting what you don’t have now determine your joy. To some others, their point of negative emotions come from outside, what friends said, what people said about them. Plead the blood of Jesus against such words and find out what the word of God has said about it. Let the word of God weigh more in your ears so you can handle abuses correctly. Reassure yourself in what God has said concerning yourself.
Some people, it is a relationship they are trying to get into that is wrong that they allow to determine their joy. There was a lady that was friends with a brother and they were getting friendlier, they even call themselves “dear”, she was thinking he will propose to her until one day, the brother, with joy, told her he just got engaged the previous day and she fainted. She gave herself to emotions that were not existing. You must not find yourself in such a place at all.
For some, it is tango with relatives, just keep yourself out of that trouble. If you have offences in your heart, get the books ‘Danger of Offences’ and ‘Receiving healing from Soul Diseases’. It is time to forgive and be free again to be able to move on. Some people carry their point of negative emotions in church. One brother did something for me, one sister did something to me, that Pastor, that woman that, I thought I will be the one they will put there. How can you think you are the one they will put there? Church is not your office, church is not a physical entity. Don’t let your attention be on post or position. Focus on your service as unto the Lord. Support whoever is leading and stop wishing you were the one. Don’t look for who will stand with your negative emotions that you want to cuddle. You need somebody that will cut it off brutally.
Negative emotions eat into you like cancer. Can you imagine a mother that is offended by her own child because she sent him on errands, and he didn’t go? When she’s serving the children’s food, she even reduces his own because of this. Do you know what you did for your own parents? He is doing exactly what you did when you were six years old, so cool down madam. Don’t let the devil graduate it to a bigger thing. Be very careful.
Jesus said in Matthew 4:4 quoting Deuteronomy 8:3, “…man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God”. “Every word” is what you should start living by. The devil comes by thoughts, shut down such negative thoughts. Live by the word, live by the Spirit. Bring your emotions under the spirit. If you are born again, your spirit is not dead. Pray in the spirit when you want to burst into negative emotions, the Holy Ghost will help you shut it down.
You cannot pray in the Holy Ghost too much, the Holy Ghost is always there to help you, take advantage of the help that you have in the Holy Ghost.
However, if you are not born again and you are reading this, Jesus loves you and you need Him as your Lord and personal Saviour to break free from the stronghold of sins and negative emotions. Jesus came to the world and died for the sins of the whole world including YOU. All you need to do is say this prayer from your heart:
Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I know that I am a sinner and I cannot save myself, but Jesus died for me, He shed His blood that I might be saved. Today, I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Saviour, forgive me all my sins, wash me with your blood and make me whole. I forsake the devil, the world and all sinful habits, I believe with my heart and confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord. I thank you Father because you have saved me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you have taken the step above, then congratulations! You are now born again and your spirit is alive. You can reach us through the numbers at the front page of this pamphlet for further assistance on how you can grow spiritually.
PRAYERS FOR YOUR HUSBAND
1. Psalm 112:1 – Pray for a fresh baptism of the fear of the Lord for your husband.
2. Psalm 28:7-8, Psalm 20:6 – Pray that the Lord will renew his strength continually, the Lord will shield him spirit, soul and body and his affairs in life.
3. Titus 2:7-8, 1 Kings 9:4, 2 Corinthians 1:12 – Pray that in all things, he will show himself a pattern of good works, he will be a man of integrity and sound doctrine. Receive him free of pollution and corruption.
4. Ephesians 6:6 – Pray that your husband will do the will of God from his heart always.
PRAYERS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
1. 2 Corinthians 8:7, 2 Peter 1:8 – Pray that your children will abound in all good things. They will abound in faith, in obedience, in wisdom, in knowledge, in truth and in their love for God.
2. 1 Samuel 2:22 – Pray that your children will have a great spiritual life. Jesus will be Lord in their lives. They will turn out according to the divine plan. They will not be rebellious.
3. Genesis 13:17-14, Judges 16:4 – Pray that they will make right choices in life – right choice of location, career and marriage. They will be led by the spirit of God, not their flesh.