Faith Versus Feelings

As a believer, it’s important to walk by faith and not feelings.

Think about it, if we all were to be led by how we ‘felt’ at any given moment, nothing would ever get done, folks would hook up with the wrong people out of boredom, and children would be left to themselves instead of raised properly.

You may not feel like getting up and going to work every day during the week, but you do it anyway.

If you have children, you may not feel like cooking for them, but you do it anyway.

As a single, you may feel so lonely, or so tired of not having a boo that one day you feel like calling your ex who abused you three years ago and giving him another chance.  Hopefully you don’t.

Feelings are fickle.

One minute they feel one way, the next minute they feel an entirely different way.

Even in current relationships, you may feel like you want to see the person you’re dating one weekend, then he may say something you don’t like or get on your nerves so you don’t feel like seeing him anymore that weekend so you call him up and cancel all your plans.

Feelings change, but thank God that we serve a constant God.

God will never feel a certain way about you one day then feel a different way about you the next.

God’s love is unconditional, and is not based on how He feels but on what He knows to be true about you (and, yes, God has feelings, too 🙂 – a few references: Genesis 6:6, James 5:11, Psalm 35:27 )

In the same manner, it’s important for us, as Christians, to not be led by our feelings when it comes to relationships, careers choices and our own individual path but that we are led by God and what He says about us, and what we believe based on His Word.

When you feel a certain way, contrary to God’s Word, it’s then you should reprogram your mind from acting on how you feel to operating in how you believe.

Once you realize your worth in Him, then it becomes easier to walk by faith and not feelings in every situation.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7

*Originally published on Kim on the Web.

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