Somebody’s been hounding us at Third Place on Wednesday nights that possibly, just maybe, we do not seek the correct source for truth or insight when making long-lasting, personal decisions in our lives.
And according to this book, neither does our society;
It has been something on my radar recently, when conversing with people regarding personal decisions, how often they use the term “I feel like…”
“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” James 4:1-3 (ESV, emphasis mine)
What are the other resources available to us to govern our decisions, besides our passions and feelings?
Do you personally utilize them?
Something I struggle with (almost daily!) is I try to play god. I take initiative (based on my emotional response) to make my own decisions, define my worldview, lifestyle, and all of my actions overflow from my personal “feelings”.
How about you? Are you your own “I Am”, basing your decisions on your own emotional response?
Is an emotional response always “bad”?
Just wondering… I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject 🙂