There are times in life when we forget that our emotions are just as fallible as our thinking, especially when they begin to intertwine. Someone can say something that sets us down a path of insecurities and taking things personal. We could be driving down the road and think of a failure we experienced years ago, and then our minds begin to wonder to our other failures. We, then, begin to feel those all too common thoughts of not being good enough.
Being both emotional and intellectual is what it means to be human—a reflection of our Creator. And when we find ourselves following that thought-spiral-of-destruction, it shows us that we are in fact human. Fallen humans. Sinful humans. Humans in need of absolutes.
The Apostle Paul encourages us in 2 Corinthians 10:5 to take “take every thought captive to obey Christ.”
Every time you find yourself beginning to follow a destructive thought to a bad place, fight through your fallible emotions, and ask yourself, “Is this truth?” When you do that, you can remind yourself of what actually is truth. It’s not the fallible way in which you think about yourself. It’s what God did for us in Christ.
That is truth. And that is a good place to go.