Please Don’t Feed the Beasts!

Their words or actions left a gaping wound in your heart and maybe even rocked your confidence and self-worth.

And maybe they didn’t mean to but nonetheless negative emotions begin to sweep over you until you are engulfed in them.

Even with countless blessings, events happen that threaten to destroy us, jeopardizing our joy, peace, relationships, health, emotional stability and spiritual and personal growth.

No one is immune to hurt and no one’s life is perfect now matter how it might look on their social media feeds.

Facebook and Instagram are simply compilations of our life highlight reels not our lowest moments.

In my life I’ve made many missteps, battled anger and frustration, sometimes have full on emotional hissy fits and spiritual meltdowns and fail to respond as I should.

But what those moments have taught me is this: What I focus on grows. Every single time.

Focusing on others’ hurtful words, posts or actions make us angrier by the minute as we mentally plot our response and retaliation when the opportunity arises.

And the joy get sucks right out of an otherwise fantastic day simply because we chose to focus on the negative until it dominated our day.

John 10:10 says “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy.”

This happens when we are consumed with negative, life-depleting thoughts running at lightening speed through our minds feeding the emotional beasts of resentment and bitterness. Feed anything and it grows. Starve it and it dies.

Solomon said “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Prov. 23:7.

We become what we think. Our thoughts are just that powerful!

We choose to dwell or dismiss, allowing negative thoughts headspace or send them packing. We either serve our thoughts and make them serve us.

Today we choose to no longer feed the beasts!

Sandra Hubbard

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(1) Comment

  1. Sherrye LaCour says:

    Sometimes I think you are reading my mind! Since 6 last night I have been wrestling with something my mother said that was very hurtful. As I had just about recovered from that blow, I got a really ugly text from **** ******** saying how mean spirited and childish acting I am.

    I’m having a hard time coming to terms with these two events. At least I can say that my mother is old and sometimes doesn’t say things she way she means them (although it still hurts!). I have to stand up to **** and not let her steal my joy and happiness. I can only imagine that she saw something I posted on facebook to her daughter about the loss of her grandmother that set her off. Please pray that I’ll rise above this and not lash back. I’m battling!

    Love you and the fact that you always seem to say the right thing at the right time. I always know I can turn to you when I need to vent!

    Love you!

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