Monday, April 30, 2012


One of the things I’ve learned that make us all the same is: feelings. Yes, feelings. We all have them about one thing or another. And every single day, we have feelings that we process. Our feelings can be about the news we watch, the people we do life with, or where our lives and careers are headed.

Sometimes our feelings are great and wonderful and other times our feelings are really not a big deal, not worth talking about or sharing. And yet during difficult times, some feelings can be out right overwhelming, exhausting and consuming. Feelings I’ve learned can be very tricky sometimes and quite dangerous when they’re not healthy.

I’ve learned that if we over think something we can feel a thousand different ways about the same thing. Have you ever experienced that? What a silly question. Of course you have. When we over think something, negative thoughts have a way of creeping in that cause us to experience feelings that are fanatical and unreliable that make us feel a little nuts. Been there? If you have, trust me, you’re not alone. Every one has experienced this at one time or another if they’ve lived long enough.  

If you’re in a tricky season and feel that you’re experiencing and feeling a thousand different ways about something, or someone, give it to God. Give it to God and ask Him to help you. The battle we fight daily is the battle we have with our minds.

I’ve read and heard and have learned through the years that we all have the ability and the power to change what we think and how we think. And what we think and how we think will either produce healthy or unhealthy feelings.

When we choose to seek and ground ourselves with positive thoughts, we equip ourselves to think in a healthy manner, producing healthy feelings and healthy thoughts. But we must choose healthy over unhealthy and refuse to allow unhealthy thinking and feelings to dictate and dominate our lives. Unhealthy feelings happen to everyone but we mustn’t allow those feelings to take over because it sucks the life out of us and robs us of our joy. 

If we want to live a life free of "consuming" unhealthy feelings, it starts by refusing to be led by unhealthy feelings and thoughts and grounding ourselves in truth.

And I’m re-learning that truth has a powerful way of setting us free and producing healthy thoughts and feelings. So today, I choose truth over feelings because real freedom always comes from truth. Always.

Until next time … wishing you beautiful, healthy thoughts and feelings grounded in truth and freedom.

xx, Ruthie

I am the way and the truth and the life. ~ Jesus (John 14:6)

The truth will set you free. ~ Jesus (John 8:32)

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.