Friday, September 20, 2013
Please Get Me Off This Emotional Roller Coaster!
Am I the only one who has cried out this plea to God in moments of desperation after having let my emotions take over yet once again? I used to think I was all alone with my struggle to gain control of my emotions. That is, until I read Brooke McGlothlin's new book, How to Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You.
The hope and encouragement I gained from pouring over the pages of this book, not to mention the tools Brooke uses to teach us in how to overcome our emotions, have been an answer from God in my plea for help to finally get off the emotional roller coaster - or at the very least to not jump on the emotional roller coaster as often! In this book, Brooke shows us we have a choice. That realization, my friend, is the first step. I'll never forget the day I realized I had a choice in reacting to the emotions that were welling up inside me. So many times I had given in to the emotional outbursts that left more damage in the situation than any good. I was tired of the feeling of defeat I was left with after letting my emotions control the way I reacted to situations that were stressful, hurtful, discouraging, etc. I knew I needed to change and I knew I needed God's help.
I am so thankful to God for leading Brooke into my life and for the opportunity she has given me to be a part of a pre-launch group of her new book How to Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You. I have read this book and literally cried as I read the words God has placed in Brooke's heart. She is real, she loves God, she loves her children and husband, and she truly desires to help other women (whether you are a mom or not) overcome their own battle with emotions.
No, I am not alone and neither are you, my friend! I encourage you to purchase How To Control Your Emotions So They Don't Control You today and begin learning how you can be an overcomer and finally get off the emotional roller coaster. Please leave me a comment below if you are purchasing the book or to share how this book has touched your life.
I have been asked by Brooke to lead a study of her book and I would love to have you join me. More details on this will be forthcoming, so be sure to leave a comment below of a way to get in contact with you when the dates are set.
Know that I'm praying for you!