lost in translation 

Today was one of those days I had to tell my feelings to go away.  

Hold on, let me say that with a little more compassion for myself…

Today was one of those days I had to reassure my feelings they were going to be alright and would be gone again by tomorrow.  I’m learning the patterns.

This is actually quite liberating, the idea that my emotions are not always true, are not who I am, and are not the ruler of me.  

The apostle Paul talks about taking every thought captive to obey Christ.  I’ve been thinking of this concept in relation to emotion, and yes, I said that on purpose.

John Piper talks about commanding the emotions.  He’s not simply saying “Don’t worry, Be happy”, though there’s a time and a place for that if we’re willing.

To command the emotions says the Maker is my model. 

There are feelings I must fight every day, thoughts in my head, desires of my heart gone astray who need nothing from me but the truth and redirection–

“There’s no room for anyone but Jesus here.” 

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