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“The problem most of us face is that we just act on our emotions.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2013-10-22) from his book,Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter(Kindle Locations 713-714). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
And our emotions can be so powerful can’t they?I mean, do you know what they said to me?And our emotions carry us to do what we know isn’t what we really should do.
Craig says, “While being emotion-driven often leads us to do the ungodly thing, being Spirit-led never does. If you truly want to do what’s right, letting your emotions take over will rarely get you the outcome you want.”And we know that is the truth.
He talks about how this plays out at home, “Maybe you slip up and say something stupid, something you didn’t even mean to say. You know you should apologize, but you figure, ‘Man, if I open that door, there’s no telling what all might come spilling out.’ Or you’re caught up in your spirit of entitlement — ‘I shouldn’t be the one to apologize; she’s the one who got…

“It’s so much better to confess your sins and enjoy forgiveness than to be caught in them.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2013-10-22) from his book,Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter Most (Kindle Location 622). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you found that out yet, especially you men?
Craig says, “There may be a time in your future when your private life becomes public, and you dread seeing anyone because you’re so humiliated by your actions. Let’s not sugarcoat it, guys: that’s where sin leads. And you know it.”
He then says, “Of course, it doesn’t have to go down that way.”And this is also a choice thing for us.
Craig is talking to men here, “If you choose to follow Christ, there is spiritual greatness within you, a strength to keep going and not stay down. God’s power in your life is that no matter what you’ve done, you can be transformed. You can be new. You can make a difference in this world. You can be a godly man. You can be a godly husband. You can be a godly dad. No matter what’s happened in the…

“Form your own opinions.”

A thought by Craig Groeschel (2015-10-27) from his book, #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World (p. 215). Zondervan. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
When we are online there is so much there that can influence the way we think.Craig says, “When you follow other people online, you can learn a lot of wisdom from those who are wise. Unfortunately, not only are some people not wise, they can be downright foolish.”
He goes on, “Proverbs 15: 2 says, ‘The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.’ I love the way the New Living Translation translates the last part of this verse. It says, ‘the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness.’ Chances are you’ve seen this type of person let loose online.”
There is a lot online that I will not follow.I won’t even read it.
Then he says, “Jesus instructs us to stay on the narrow road, warning that the broad or wide road leads to destruction (see Matt. 7: 13– 14). Some…