As a believer, it’s important to walk by faith and not feelings. Make decisions based on the unchanging wisdom of God’s word and not our inconsistent feelings.
Think about it, if we were all led by how we ‘felt’ at any given moment, nothing would ever get done.
You may not feel like getting up and going to work every day during the week, but you do it anyway. You may not feel like studying, but you do it anyway…if you don’t then the consequences are obvious. If you have children or younger siblings/cousins, you may not feel like cooking for them, but you do it anyway.
As a single, you may feel so lonely, or so tired of not having a boo that one day you ‘feel’ like calling your ex and giving them another chance…when you know that the reason the relationship failed was unfavourable. Or, as someone in a pre-marital relationship, you may ‘feel’ like you want to get to the final base with your partner, its natural right, ‘body no be firewood’ lool. But you DON’T because you can’t afford to sacrifice your purity, your testimony or your partner’s purity and testimony just because you feel some type of way.
Feelings are fickle. One minute we feel one way, the next minute we feel another.
Feelings change, but we must be grateful that we serve a constant God.
God will never feel a certain way about you one day then feel a different way about you the next. God’s love is consistent, unconditional and is not based on how He feels, but on what He knows to be true about you. In the same way, it is important for you as a Christian, not to be led solely by your feelings when it comes to relationships, careers choices and your own individual path. Don’t make a decision without consulting your Heavenly Father and then try to tag Him to it after. I always say; God is not obligated to anoint what He did not initiate or have a say in! Bring Him in the decision making process, make Him the centre…always think, how will this bring glory to God?
Be led by God, be led by what He says about you and what He says about life in His Word. Whenever you feel a certain way which is contrary to God’s Word, that is the time for you to prevent your mind from acting upon how you feel and start operating in what you believe, which is God and His Word. The flesh wants what it wants, but you have to exercise Self-Control over the behavioural consequences your feelings.
As you read God’s word…which I know you do or will be doing every day after you read this *hint hint*, you will realise your worth in Him, you will understand what He says about you and strive to do what pleases Him.Being engrossed in God’s word makes it easier to walk in His truth and standards by faith and not feelings in every situation. For we walk by faith, not by sight, 2 Corinthians 5:7.
— Sister Kanayo
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