Emotions are a natural instinctive state of mind depriving from one’s circumstances, mood or relationships with others.– Webster’s Dictionary
Our emotions allow us to feel; however, we can not allow our emotions to over take us. To direct our lives. To define who we are. There are several reasons why one may become emotionally unstabled. Some may suffer a psychological disorder caused at birth while others may have been perfectly fine until they exprienced childhood or adulthood trauma that left them suffering with depression and anxiety. I know this type of trauma all to well. Flashbacks, triggers and certain times of the month or year when the trauma occurred will bring about emotional unstability. During this time a person may become impulsive. The impulsiveness can be as dangerous as inflicting harm upon yourself or as small as binge shopping. Spending unecessary money. Ok, I’m telling on myself now about the excessive shopping. We will do anthing to make the pain go away. We think that buying a new dress or getting a new hair do will make us feel better. Right!? Another is anger issues. An emotionlly unstabled person will often times have issues controlling how they express anger. Anxiety can have you on a mary-go-round or a roller coaster ride with your emotions. One can go from being really happy, to really sad, to really mad real quick. But we know that in Philippians 4:6 God tells us to be anxious for nothing. He also comforts us in 2 Timothy 1:7 by reminding us that he did not give us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. That of self-control. This is awesome because anxiety stems from fear and worry. Fear of the future. Fear and worry of what will happen next. Fear of the unknown. So as I am learning to think next level thoughts and to speak positive over my life, I am also learning to gain control over my emotions. I believe this is the only way I can experience true joy and true peace. I hope this will help someone who may be experiencing the same thing!!!!!