Self control by Mama Joyce

Yeah Mama Joyce! Just what I needed today!

I am a passionate person. Choleric\melancholy. This strength\sensitivity stood me in good stead when I was younger and fighting to leave my abuse and crime ridden family.

But now…well I’m learning new skills. Some things are starting to bite me in the tush, you know?

Like my over-eating….I’m not stuffing my horrible feelings anymore. It’s safe to feel now.

Like my outspokenness….I’m not forced to be quiet about evil stuff anymore…it’s safe to talk.

Like my self-centered ways….I’m not alone anymore. I have a family who needs my cooperative input now.

It’s time to make my passionate feelings mind
the grown-up, spirit filled me.

Photo by Oleg Magni on


Manage Your Emotions
We all have emotions, but we must learn to manage them. Emotions can be positive or negative. They can make us feel wonderful or awful. They are a central part of being human, and that is fine.

Unfortunately, most people

do what they feel like doing,

say what they feel like saying,

buy what they feel like buying,

eat what they feel like eating.

“And that is not fine, because feelings are not wisdom.

Feelings are fickle; they change frequently and without notification. Since feelings are unreliable, we must not direct our lives according to how we feel. You can be aware of your feelings and acknowledge their legitimacy without necessarily acting on them.

God has given us wisdom, and we should walk in it, not our emotions.

Healthy emotions are very important. They help us recognize how we truly feel and what we value. Good emotional health is vital for a good life. But a good life also means being able to manage our emotions and not be managed by them.

Joyce Meyer. Youversion devotional “Trusting God Day by Day”


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