Topic: Keep Your Cool
Psalm 4:4, NLT – Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.
Joel Osteen 24th June 2021 Thursday Devotional Message:
God made us as emotional beings. All through the day you will feel things, but just because you feel something doesn’t mean you have to act on it. You may feel anger, which is okay, but don’t lose your temper. Keep your cool. You may feel offended, but don’t give in to it. You may feel tempted to compromise when your flesh says, “I have to have it, the feeling is so strong,” but you don’t have to get on board with that feeling.
The flesh wants to control your life. You think you can’t control it, but God wouldn’t tell us to be angry and not give in if we couldn’t do it. The feelings are real. You have to ask yourself, “f I follow what I’m feeling, is it going to move me toward my destiny, is it going to help me improve? Or, is it just my fleshly carnal desires that are trying to keep me from rising higher?”
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that one of the fruits of the Spirit working in me is self-control. Thank You that I don’t have to be a slave to feelings that have tried to control me for years. I believe that I have the power to overcome, to say no to the flesh, and be disciplined to do the right thing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Joel Osteen 24th June 2021 Thursday Devotional Message. Joel Scott Osteen is an American pastor, televangelist, and author, based in Houston, Texas. Osteen has been called the “most popular preacher on the planet” and is often listed as one of the most influential religious leaders in the world.