“Emotional Stability 101” is a chapter in “Woman to Woman” by Joyce Meyer.
Every woman can achieve emotional stability, any woman can be peaceful, full of joy and devoid of worry. She only has to surrender all to God and learn to enjoy the present. When we are agitated, it is easy to lose our focus and concentration is shifted. Many of the people who depend on us - famlity, co-workers, friends, neighbours- miss out on the blessings our living has to offer.
I have been able to relate to many of Joyce Meyer's personal experiences because even though her childhood is not exactly same with mine, they are similar. There are times that I want to under-expect from folks because I fear what manner of hurt I will feel if they do not live up to expectation but as Joyce Meyer puts it, it is imbalance.
So, here we are as women, trying to find our feet in a fragile world; trying to achieve balance, stability in an agitated environment but until we make up our minds to be at rest and find our peace in God, we would always be emotionally troubled. As women of God, we can find solace in the fact that God wants the best for us and doesn't want us to be disturbed because it affects our optimum performance in his vineyard and with the people he has placed within our radar. We can finaly become more and more like Jesus as we learn to cast all our cares upon him. He is concerned about even the little, temporal issues of our lives.
Here are tips to help you acheive emotional stability no matter what you are going through:
-Understand what is getting you agitated
There are times we are just moody, emotional, grumpy and irritable and we have no single idea what's causing it. Search your hearts and mind. Write out what you are worried about and get to know whats making you feel unhappy and unneccessarily emotionally unstable. Is it the cake design, your co-worker's bad attitude, your drainage? Whatever it is.
-Know that the Lord is in control
Be still and know that He is God in any of your life issues. Be rest assured enough to know that he will never leave you in the stormy seas. He is there with you all through.
-Commit it all to the Lord
Say a word of two to the Lord and direct your worrisome thoughts to the Lord. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.
-Lay it to rest and enjoy the moments
Have fun, be peaceful and enjoy the presence and companionship of your spouse, your children, your family and your loved ones.
Stay emotionally stable like the woman of God you are designed to be. Love y'all.