Emotionally led (part 3)
Emotionally, this Is the third part and the final. The first stage, I was highly emotional and dealt with what seems good or right to me, often times finding myself in a bad situation that seemed good in the beginning. Second stage was a war within myself, where even when something seemed right, seemed good, or my heart cried to do, I shh my own self to listen and wait to hear what the Lord would have me to do. Often times finding out what seemed right wasn't right for me. I had to shut doors, that I wanted to open, with tears. I had to walk away, when my heart cried to stay. I learned to yield to the Spirit, rather than what seemed good, and yes, that was painful at times.I faced looking callous, mean, without feelings, keep a straight face, close the door and literally break down. To the third stage I go,
I can best describe this stage, from Galatians 2:20, (one of my favorites), it says," I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless, I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave Himself for me."
The second stage was a lot of crucifying my flesh, my emotions, my desires. my thoughts, my ways, my wants, I had to die in order for the Spirit to live within me. See, a lot of my emotions were ran by the flesh, philo love, world type love. As we mortify the body, it doesn't feel good, it's painful. However, as we die, the Spirit becomes alive in areas like our emotions, our desires, our wants, our thoughts. Our emotions are less ruled by the flesh and ruled by the Spirit. The flesh and the spirit are contrary to one another(Galatians 5:17). In stage three, as the Spirit is alive and operating in us, we hear the voice of the Lord and He is working in our emotions. I find peace in my emotions and see His Strength in my emotions. They are no longer an enemy of mine. Before, I allow a feeling to take root, the Spirit is already operating in me and a wrong feeling will be pushed out and a lesson forms. We start to see Christ living in us, guiding us, as He feels our hearts with His desires.