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Control Your Emotions Bible Study
How to Control Emotions Adventure
This is our Cool Confidential Christian Counseling study program sharing this extremely exciting and life changing, Control Your Emotions Bible study trek for Truth seeking the secret ingredients for how to control emotions and how choosing to partake of this recipe for peace will bring a smile to the lips and heart.
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Welcome Back to the Path
Control Your Emotions Bible Voyage
Stepping Stone #5
How to Control Emotions Path
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the
patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
I trust you're being patient. The rewards of your patience in taking
one step per day is a strong solid path.
Greetings my friend ...
Ready to dig in and get rid of more weeds? Look behind you at the
four Stepping Stones that you've already put down. Pretty cool huh?
Soon you'll have a lovely pathway that winds all through your garden.
It may seem slow at first, but don't forget, important Truths are
soaking into the soil (your subconscious mind)
How to Control Emotions Properly
Before we get down to the nitty gritty today there's
a weed that has runners on its root system called ... Blame. This word
"blame" is an ugly word and it's an even uglier weed. Nobody likes to be
blamed for anything bad. Whenever problems arise, or if we have long
existing problems, one of our first reactions is to blame somebody
else. Now, granted, chances are there are other people involved in
your problem, but are they to blame?
If we were to ask them why they did whatever they
did to contribute to your problem, it's likely that they have others
to blame for their actions too. And those people have yet others to
blame, and the chain of blame would probably go back in time all the
way back to Adam and Eve.
Now, that may sound like a joke at first, when in fact, we really can
trace the blame back to that time, when an angel named Satan, who out
of jealousy toward God, con-vinced Eve to disobey God, and she passed
the deceit on to Adam, and as a result we all inherited what is
called ... Original Sin.
Control Your Emotions Bible Study Field Trip Suggestion... To learn
more about Original Sin, click on the link below when you have some
free time to better comprehend:
So, in all Truth, the thing that we can trace the blame for bad seeds
to ... Is the devil. There! Now we have identified the source of the
problem ... So what? So, we found out that we are not to blame, and
others aren't to blame either ... It is not our sin. But we did
choose it and when we choose to continue to entertain the evil that
the devil started, and is constantly distributing to mankind ...
That's when we become responsible for it.
1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom [you should] resist stedfast in the faith, knowing
that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are
in the world.
Time to discuss how to control Emotions ... You know, just to make
sure we pull all the roots of the 'blame weed' let's talk about some
of the reactions that are related to blame and let's talk about some
of the other weeds in the blame family.
Here comes a little Control Your Emotions Bible Study tidbit of Truth
... Revenge is a common one. Anger is another. Mistrust, hatred, fear
... The worst is pride:
1 Peter 3:8-9
8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but
contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye
should inherit a blessing.
If you have ever been to a non-Christian based counseling program of
any kind, you'll be misguided into thinking that these reactions are
"normal" and that you must "get in touch" with those feelings.
Likewise when people lose a loved one, they're encouraged to "get in
touch" with their grief. By the way, that phrase "get in touch" means
"allow and accept" ...
My friend, the Lord, your Physician, never said that! Quite the
opposite is what the Word of God says. Just to make certain, let's
take a look at the Truth, shall we?
Take a peek at the selection of Scriptures below and count how many times the Word of God says that vengeance (or revenge) belongs to Him!
To me belongeth vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in
due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things
that shall come upon them make haste.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O Lord,
according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that
is in me.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but
establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance
belongeth, show thyself.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto
wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense
tribulation to them that trouble you;
7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord
Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty Angels,
8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not
God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:
9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from
the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power;
10 When He shall come to be glorified in His Saints, and
to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among
you was believed) in that day.
How to Control Emotions by Controlling Your Thoughts
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because
fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He
shall direct thy paths.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is
hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that
ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to
pass over a transgression.
24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a
furious man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's
wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able
to stand before envy?
An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Neither give place to the devil.
Very important Control Your Emotions Bible Study reminder ...
Never go to sleep angry!
Why, you ask. Because anger is one of the devil's seeds, and when
it's planted in your mind and you go to sleep, it thrives in the
darkness of sleep. That seed will nestle itself into your
subconscious mind and grow into a monstrous weed without your even
knowing it. Eliminate your anger by bringing it into the light of the
Truth. This is a secret ingredient in the How to Control Emotions
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the
dead bury their dead.
22 For what hath man of all his labour, and of the
vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief;
yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
29 And Jesus answered him, The first
of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy
strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater
One more Control Your Emotions Bible Study Scripture to kind of sum
them all up:
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.
In other words, don't ever get tired of being righteous, because you
will be rewarded accordingly. As as you can plainly see, any
retribution for things that we blame others for, belongs to God as it
is written ... "Vengeance is Mine saith the Lord."
Now, just relax, because I know you've learned that if you don't
address those feelings, they'll eat you up inside and if you don't
"express" them, it could be detrimental to your mental health. I'll
be showing you the Christian way to deal with those feelings in a
Stepping Stone down The Path called ... Control Your Thoughts.
How To Control Emotions Within You
What's Your Problem?
Get Down to the Nitty Gritty
Now, back to learning how to control emotions and the dealing with
the problem itself. "The devil made me do it," is not a valid
identification to any problem. Let me point out to you the word
"source." We found out that the devil is the source of all
problems, but the devil can't make anybody do anything. He is
only allowed to suggest or present temptation (unless he has God's
permission, as it was in Job's case). Once his temptation is
introduced, my friend, the ball is in your court. God has given us
all free will, which is the freedom to choose what to do. Remember,
we discussed that when we learned about God's Grace, but let me give
you a little deeper insight.
When God, in His infinite Wisdom created us in His image ...
To learn more about how you are created in God's image, click on the
... He gave each of us this neat little thing called a conscience.
Remember in the story of Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket encouraged the
little marionette to "Let your conscience be your guide." What
exactly is your conscience anyway? It's the awareness of obligation
to do the right thing. You may have heard people use the expression,
"He/she has no conscience." Oh, everybody has one, they just don't
always use it. Whenever Pinocchio didn't listen to his conscience,
that's when he got into trouble.
How to Control Emotions? Become Conscious of Your Conscience!
When we ignore our conscience and don't resist the candy coated
offers and ideas that the devil has for sale ... The blame then
passes from the "source" of the problem to the "purchaser."
Then my friend, you just bought yourself some bad seeds for your
garden. Sometimes it takes a while for them to germinate, but once
they do ... Well, you know what happens.
Control Your Emotions Bible Study Point of Interest ... Remember back
at The Garden Gate, when we said that admitting you have a problem is
half the battle? At this point on The Path, it's time to be more
specific. Identify the weeds.
- I have crabgrass in my garden.
- I have clover in my garden.
- I have milkweed in my garden.
- I have thorns.
- I have briers.
- I have stickers.
- I have poison ivy in my garden.
Tell God exactly what your problem is. It's just between you and Him.
Make a sincere plea to Him and ask Him to help you weed it out. I'm
going to help you out on this one a little bit because you're my
friend ... And we're in this together, remember.
This is a Control Your Emotions example of what you'll do, and by
accomplishing this we'll be pulling the weeds necessary to put this
fifth Stepping Stone in place.
Anyone who has a problem, affects those who love them in one way or
another. Your choice not to pull the weed that caused your problem
when you first recognized it, allowed it to grow, and seeds from that
weed have blown into others' gardens too. Sooooo, part of your
problem is a weed called selfishness. Go ahead and say it:
How To Control Emotions By Exposing Them
My problem is __________ .
That's how you do it! Fill in the blank with your bad thoughts and/or
emotional condition(s) and bring it into the light. You have just
identified (part of) a problem. Of course, yours will include your
specific problem and do not be ashamed. Everyone has
problems and everyone who is on The Path right now is saying:
My problem is ____________, and I want to change that.
Everyone wants to know how to control emotions and everyone is
feeling the same twinge of embarrassment that you're feeling, and
it's normal. It's even good! It's part of being repentant and that my
friend is what entitles you to that wonderful gift and miracle that
you learned about in Stepping Stone #3, God's Grace.
Control your emotions by controlling your thoughts. Remember not to
hang on to those feelings of embarrassment by forgiving yourself.
As you can see, the Christian approach to identifying your problem is
not to "get in touch" or "allow" your problem, or the emotions that
may accompany it to dwell within you while you just "accept" it.
Identifying your problem should be a means to an end, not a door that
let's other problems in. Strength and the resolution to your problem
will come from the Lord. As your friend, and as a Christian, my
advice to you, is "get in touch" with God! "Allow" Him in and
"accept" His Truth.
Let Go and Let God!
Let Go (of your problem), And Let God (remove it)!
Learn how to control your emotions. Every problem is unique. Every
person's situation is different, and the steps in the following
aspect of this program are general Christian guidelines to follow,
but the links below are for certain specific problems and issues. If
one of these areas describes your individual problem(s), take a Field
trip to that link and when you've read all the selections of your
choice, I'll meet you back here on The Path.
Keep in mind that these studies are not the cure, but more like
vitamins for your mind as to control your emotions. The studies below
are not the end of The Path. We still have nine steps to go after
this one, so once you've read the studies you wish to read, be sure
to return here.
If you like, you may want to bookmark this Control Your Emotions
Bible Study page and read one or more of these studies every day as
you continue your walk down the path of Truth.
Now that you've admitted that you have a problem and you know that
God's Grace is available to you simply for the asking and you know
that you should forgive yourself and you've removed some serious
weeds in your minds garden and you've identified your problem ... You
have got a good solid beginning to your pathway to freedom from your
You may have been looking at the problem from a worldly point of
view, instead of a Christian viewpoint, and my friend that's exactly
what the devil's purpose is. Anything he can do to blind you from the
Truth is his mission. Simply by taking these first few steps on The
Path, you've begun to thwart the devil's mission because you're
already starting to pluck up the weeds that he's planted and replace
them with seeds of Truth.
Ask yourself, since beginning this program, do I spend less time
thinking about my problem(s) than I used to, and do I have more hope
of resolving them?
Try and make it a point, when thoughts of your problem creep into
your mind, instead of trying to get in touch with your feelings,
meditate (think and rethink) about the scriptures we discussed today
of how the Word tells us to deal with them. You will find a
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare