Feelings are Followers
I read the most amazing quote this morning in Anonymous by Alicia Britt Chole. She writes:
“…emotions are not truth’s vocal twin, and feelings are not the litmus test for reality…By nature they are followers, and we place our souls in danger when we require them to take the lead. Truth, on the other hand, was born to lead.”
I almost jumped up and down when I read it. Yes! Yes! Yes! This is something I have been passionate about for so long, as a result of seeing it’s hard reality in my own life. We make a grave mistake when we give feelings and emotions a place of leadership in our lives. They were never meant to have that role. A life led by the reality and basis of emotions is going to be one never-ending roller coaster after another. Up and down, up and down. That’s what you can expect from a life lived with the control and leading of emotional whim.
Truth, on the other hand, will always remain. The truth of God’s Word is a full-proof reality upon which to base our lives. It won’t change depending on what kind of day I’ve had. No, it’ll be the same, solid wisdom day in and day out, 365 days a year. Between the two options, is it really even a choice of where I should put my stock?
Let your feelings be followers and not leaders today. It will help stabilize your life and it will help stabilize your day.