Motion Versus Emotion
We all react to life’s challenges in different ways. It’s really all about our responses. When we keep things bottled up inside, never sharing our struggles and our frustrations, even the harshest reaction can seem appropriate. When we try to go it alone, we may find ourselves on the slippery slope of bad reactions instead of on the solid ground of a well thought out response. Galatians 6:5 NLT “For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” As I was researching this subject, I came across several articles about Issac Newton’s third law which says that ‘every action has an equal and opposite reaction’. This law, and Newton’s other scientific achievements, can all be traced to his biblical perspective. Galatians 6:7 says that ‘whatever a person reaps they will also sow’ which is a cautionary verse that references our own personal conduct and mirrors Newton’s third law of motion. Motion versus emotion; there is the big difference. When we take the time to pause and pray, we will move past an emotion reaction and onto a more profound response. When we reach out to the Holy Spirit to guide our tongues and our minds, when we consider our words before we say them or write them; these are the things that have a positive impact on our responses. Motion Versus Emotion. Responding well makes a substantial impact on and in our lives. React or respond; it’s up to us to choose. When we pause to pray, when we stop and quietly say ‘Holy Spirit help me’, we are poised for a much better outcome.