Some days I feel ordinary, other days I feel extraordinary, most days I feel inadequate and unworthy, but today I find peace, acceptance, contentment and gratitude.
Isn’t the human mind a powerful thing?
The bible says in Jeremiah 17:9 that the human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked, who really knows how bad it is?
What does the mind and heart have in common? Desire!
Therefore, I interpret this verse to mean that when we are guided by our feelings we are unstable, insecure, irrational and not able to live up to our full potential. Without the confidence of being in harmony with our creator God, nothing makes sense. It leaves our heart yearning for something that appears to be missing and our minds seek out solutions in an attempt to fill the void and when the “fix” can’t be found or felt, it gets discouraged, resorts to defeat and resolves to helplessness.
How do people who don’t have a relationship with God or who can’t find happiness in this world manage their emotions? Suicide? Depression? Addiction? Self Destruction? Violence? Sexual pleasure? Change their gender? Counseling? Abuse of others? Attempt to dominate or control other people? Withdraw from social circles? Become argumentative or defensive in conversations? Withhold love?
I am so, so thankful that when my world starts spinning that I remember to run toward the one and only true source of power, strength, stability, truth and acceptance.
What do you do? Or do you need God?