Monday, December 10, 2012

Taking control of my emotions.

So... I would consider myself a pretty emotional person. I cry when I need to. I laugh A LOT (even when I am nervous and in completely awkward moments for someone to laugh or smile). I yell. I scream. And I cry again.

Now I think it is a good thing to be in touch with your emotions. I don't ever want my heart to be hardened.
BUT there can be a point where we need to take stand of our emotions and not allow them to control us.

This is where I am at currently.

The past week I have felt my emotions (and crazy hormones) control me... and I want it to change.
The bible says {Ephesians 4:26} to be angry and sin not.
Well... since I am being HONEST on my blog.... I have failed in that the past few weeks.

I have allowed my anger to overflow like a flood attacking my husband. Something I am NOT proud of.
I have let my stress get so unbearable that I have SINNED!

This next week (and forever) I want to learn to take control of my emotions. I will no longer let my emotions rule over me.
I know its not easy... and sometimes I get mad/frustrated over nothing but I have to choose to breathe and not sin. I need to take that extra moment to focus on responding in love instead of reacting in anger.

I also had to ask my amazing husband to extend a little more grace currently... but that never gives me an excuse to be mean all the time.

If you have been a little more "on edge" lately how can you work on taking control of your emotions?

Emotions, more grace, and love. - Monica


C said...

I'm having the same problem, girl. Don't beat yourself up. The Lord - and your husband! - understand and forgive you, and both can see when you're trying to fix it. If you figure it out, give me a hint! :) xo Christina

Rachel said...

You know, you're really amazing in that you don't just lean back on pregnancy emotions as an excuse, but that you take responsibility and own your own emotions! God is in control--we don't have to let anything else control us!

Liza said...

It's as though I could have written this post myself. I too have always been a very emotional person. Honestly I had an ok control over it, at least the anger side of it until I got married.

I don't know what it is about being married and sharing you life with someone, but when my hubby and I have a disagreement we both know exactly how to push each other's buttons and it's really hard not to.

Honestly I have no advice except to pray about it. That's truly the only thing that has helped me.

(P.S. I haven't commented in quite awhile. I hope you are doing well!)

Beth said...

I enjoy reading your posts - you are so honest about the ups and downs in life. :)

I've tagged you in a Christmas Tag game, stop by Whiskey Tango to learn more and join in if interested. :)