This is the beginning of a weekly series on emotions. The topics of emotions are often overlooked in the Body of Christ. Some things that we may attribute to Satan are oftentimes our emotions getting the best of us. Yes, Satan does oppress us in our emotions sometimes but we need to discern the difference between him and us.
Many people need healing from damaged emotions. Some of our wounds may stem from past/present relationships, childhood disappointments, abuse, etc. Some of us may not have “wounds” but just do not know how to control our emotions. Many of us are on an emotional roller coaster and that we wanted to get off of yesterday.
What are emotions?
Emotions can be described as a mental state, which occurs automatically as opposed to using conscious effort, and are often followed by physiological changes. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Emotions
Emotions also originate in the nervous system. This is significant because the nervous system coordinates the activity of the muscles, monitors the organs, constructs and also stops input from the senses and initiate action (which I really found to be interesting.). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nervous_system
Our emotional condition can lengthen our shorten our days on the Earth:
Think about how we often hear about people who live very stressful lives often have more heart attacks than the average human being. Now we see why, our emotions are directly connected the nervous system which monitors our organs. So we must be mindful this when responding to situations in an unhealthy way.
Next time we will discuss what the Bible has to say about emotions….
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