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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Dealing With Unmet Expectations and Dissapointment

Remember a few weeks ago when I wrote this post, Managing Your Emotions w REED? Turns out, I've been doing it wrong all these years, ha! But It's ok, I still think it has been is effective because it helps me to realize that my feelings do not dictate my decisions. This method helps me to recognize my feelings, understand why I am feeling them and then logically look at the facts and choose to act in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. I find the actual REED method below to be highly useful as well.

Scope Ministries REED:
R Recognize:
Recognize your emotions, ask God to show you what you are feeling.
E Express:
Express your emotions to God, He already knows them (I'm so mad I could...).
E Evaluate:
Evaluate your emotions in light of God's Word.Are my emotions in charge? What do they reflect about my beliefs?
D Decide:
Decide to replace your thinking and behavior with God's Truth. What does God's Word say about this?

This method can be found here:Scope Ministries Store (not affiliated).

I do find this to be quite helpful because it can lead you to the emotions you are feeling, why you are feeling them and expose false truths you have been believing. Then you can expose those lies and fill them with God's Truth.

Lately I have been dealing with some disappointment in my life and I have been examining why I am feeling downcast. I am so grateful I have this method to show me that I do not have to be tossed to and fro like the waves based on my emotions but I can stand firm on God's solid Truth and feel comfort knowing He is my Rock, I can choose peace and joy. I know when I stand on Truth the feelings will eventually follow and I will find my joy.

14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:14-15

Thank you for reading. 
Grace & peace,
Adoring Family

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