Discipline Your Mind and Heart Before Making Decisions (Morning)
James 1:19 So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath;
Arrogance and vanity, we all have both of them. Some people take it to the extreme: inability to take criticism and opinions. Some people may be angered by the fact that they need some advice on matters they don’t understand.
Sometimes people like that need a harsher lesson. Just like Mr. David. His pipe was leaking and his children wanted to call a plumber to fix it. He boastfully said that he alone could fix it, no need for a plumber he said, it was a waste of money. For a day and two indeed he could see an immediate result. But the leakage is worsened. Mr. David must swallow his pride whole and asks his children to call a plumber.
All of us may encounter something beyond our current ability to solve it. We must make a difficult choice. More than once, you may make some decisions hastily and emotionally, we didn’t listen to others’ opinions or advice, believing in our own abilities and experience. Also more than once, our choices were unsatisfactory or even worse, negatively affected those around us. Then, it’s important to always keep our emotions in check and make decisions with a clear mind. To be able to do that, surrender yourself in His arms, ask for His advice and guidance. Rebuild your praying altars, David’s Tent, and morning altar.
Learn to DISCIPLINE your MIND and EMOTION before making decisions.
1. What do you do to make decisions? Do you involve your emotions to make one?
2. Why do we must control our emotions and think clearly before making decisions?
3. Do you have stories regarding your emotions take better control of you? Share it with your cell group.
“Jesus Christ our LORD, teach us how to discipline our minds and control our emotions. We believe with Your wisdom will lead us towards Your promises. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”
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