To increase the quality of your life, increase the quality of your thoughts. Pastor Sam Adeyemi.
Negative emotions are anger, jealousy, envy, bitterness, unforgiveness, wrath etc. The presence of any one of these emotions in our lives will do us no good at all, no matter the justification and the rationalization we give for their presence even when the justification might be understandable or justified. The reason is that as a human being, we are not created to function with those emotions. Those emotions hinder our progress and damage us just as a car is designed to use fuel (diesel or petrol) not water or groundnut oil to function. No matter how justified we are for putting water or groundnut oil inside our car, that doesn’t make the car to function and move about, the only thing we probably should expect of that car with water inside is to die. So also, we are designed by the Creator to function with good emotions. Negative emotions won’t do us any good, so for our own good, let’s get rid of negative emotions in our lives not for anyone sake but for our good, for our benefit. Like it is often said, unforgiveness is drinking poison and thinking the other person should die. It will kill us first before anyone outside of us. So let take a look at this scenario.
Imagine you have a clean pool of water in your house. The source of the water is pure, clean and natural. The water is refreshing. Imagine further with me that this is the only source of water for you where you get all your water requirement from, such as good and clean water for drinking, to take bath, and good enough for you to cook your food. It is also where you take out from to give others when they ask you for water or when you need to serve others, the same water to drink.
Let me take your imagination further up, imagine one of the people you served the clean water to, rather than saying thank you and appreciate you pour a bottle of poisonous acidic water into the pool of water you rely on for your water source. You have two options, one is to open the source of the water and allow fresh water to flow into the pool to purge the poisonous acidic water away or two, allow the poisonous acidic water to spread and mix with water inside the pool and then you can pay the person back in his own coins, however this will shut the source of the water and prevent fresh water from flowing into the pool. Which will you choose?
I guess you will choose to let freshwater flow from the source into the pool to purge the water of the poisonous acidic water. So let’s allow those negative emotions to flow out of our lives, don’t give them a second to linger in your emotions. Whatever means we can, get rid of those emotions. They are a toxin to our being, our health, and our future. Life is too short to harbor an acidic python under the cloth. There is so much joy and love ahead to be experienced. It is time to move ahead and cultivate good emotions, cultivate good thoughts.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse Philippians 4:8
Keep on winning!