The emotions are the distraction. Take a moment to hear what is not being said and proceed from there. -Melaniece Lovejoy
When our emotions are on high alert, we can tend to get distracted as we listen, or think we are hearing things which aren’t actually being said.
At times, we may seem like we have temporary amnesia.
We don’t hear or see what is really being said, but instead get caught up in the whirlwind inside our hearts & heads.
God reminds us so many times not be afraid, and how much He loves and cares for us because we tend to forget the truth when we are stressed out, burned out, weary or just plan down and out.
How long may be the predominant tune playing in your mind, woe is me is echoing within your heart, or your senses may be resonating with anger.
Help me remember You love me when my thoughts deceive my fragile heart. I know that You’re for me even when my worlds fallin’ apart.
God never stops trying to get past our blockages to meet us where we need Him most, deep within….where our thoughts are swirling, our heart is beating wildly and our body is more tense than a tightrope.
Do not fear– 415 times He reminds us of that truth in His Word. Love is mentioned 668 times in the NIV version of the bible. Specifically God’s love & His care for us is expsed several times.
Because He knew we would need a tangible way to be reminded of His love and care which we could grasp beyond our feelings.
So on those days where I temporarily lose sight of the truth that we the Beloved all have in Him?
I open His Word, and let His truth speak as it soaks into my spirit, beyond my frazzled emotion, battered heart and weariness along the journey.
Its time to wake up.
Its time to say no to falling into the enemy pit of temporary amnesia.
Its time to choose to fix our whole being upon the truth of who He is, and the truth of who we are in Him.
No more reacting based solely upon our emotions.
The choice is ours to lay what we feel and think in the natural down at His feet, and invite Him to show us how He feels and guide us to respond in the supernatural.
With You there is no worry, yeah, You plan my life from the start. So what do I do? I choose You.
Lyrics in italics from Group 1 Crew’s song, Wake Me Up (Amnesia)