When I observe the things that are going in our country I realize that we are losing the principles of God and we lack emotional intelligence. There are a multitude of scriptures that shed light on controlling your emotions. Proverbs 16:32 says, “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.” Principle number (1) “Slow to Anger.” Many politicians, managers, police, and leaders are “quick to anger,” when they should be “slow to anger.” I am not suggesting that it is easy, but I am shedding light on a fundamental truth.
Principle number (2) “Controlling You!” We were all created to self-govern ourselves. We shouldn’t need politicians, law enforcement or government. If Christ Yeshua is our King, then we should self-govern and submit to his Kingship and Will. Since most don’t have fundamental truths to base their morals, they need others to do it for them. I encourage you to govern your tongue, urges and emotions.
Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.” Most have their eyes on here and now, and neglect to keep the end in mind. When purpose is not known, abnormal use is inevitable. God gives purpose to life. When you set your mind on Him, then purpose is revealed.
Many lack emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, defines emotional intelligence as: “abilities such as being able to motivate oneself and persist in the face of frustrations: to control impulse and delay gratification: to regulate one’s moods and keep distress from swamping the ability to think: to empathize and to hope.”
I encourage all reading to learn the words, will, and heart of God, and apply His principles to your life. Knowledge of the truth will set you free from self-imposed slavery. Walk in purpose, and practice emotional intelligence today.