We all have emotions. We feel happy or sad, joyful or mad, it makes us laugh or cry or smile. Emotions move us and make us feel. It is something that’s innate and intentionally designed for us. Emotions are very powerful and we have to be mindful of it. Why? Because our emotions are very powerful decision-influencers.
Emotions are a double-edged sword
Ever fell in love? Then you know just how pleasurable emotions can be. It takes you to cloud 9 and on some occasions, it let’s you stay there for a while. Ever got hurt? Then you know just how devastating your emotions can be. It can take you down deep and have you hit rock bottom. And on some occasions, it let’s you stay there for as long as you’d want to keep it. Our emotions are a double-edged sword. And double-edged swords take a lot of extra care to wield.
People are capable of making rash decisions. We are faced with choices here and there. Decisions left and right. Life is full of them. Oftentimes we are left to our judgment to make the right choice. When crunch time comes and you’re faced with a big one, you often think about it harder and re-evaluate your emotions because you know that it’s going to change the course of your life. But how about the little ones? The small decisions you face everyday?
Oftentimes we take those little decisions for granted and we usually let our emotions handle it. We think that those little choices don’t matter when in fact they do. If we are not faithful with the little things, how can we be faithful with the big ones that come our way? We cannot leave the small decisions we make to emotion. Everything has to be considered and well-thought of with your sound judgment. Sometimes little decisions for us mean a lot to some people. We have to re-evaluate ourselves in making the right choice.
Think about it
Emotions can cloud our judgment. When we’re angry, we usually deny. When we’re feeling happy we usually allow or indulge. I tell you the truth, if you let yourself be that way, there will come a time when you will regret certain decisions you’ve made in life with a whim of your emotions. Surrender your emotions to God, pray for wisdom and always come to the realization that every choice you make matters.