Emotions can really get the best of us sometimes. We all feel sad, mad, glad, excited, anxious, overjoyed, frustrated, angry, etc. God made us this way. I was praying this morning and feeling a little unsettled. Is it ok to be anxious when at a crossroad? After all, Philippians 4:6 says to be anxious for nothing but make your requests known to God. I think what I’m supposed to write here is that it’s ok to feel those human emotions but you must be mindful of how you react to them. Your sorrow can remind you of what you’ve lost or instill the good memories you have. Frustration can make you give up and lash out or give you the motivation to try harder to gain understanding.
What I mean by emotions are propulsions is that your emotion will propel you to act. I will use my angst to remind me that I can pray and trust God for wisdom. I will use my frustration to propel me to examine decisions in the past and prepare myself for the next steps on this journey. Remember that God’s plan is bigger than ours and we can allow our feelings to motivate us to continue on His path instead of our own.