Letting myself feel my emotions doesn’t mean that there’s a problem that needs immediate action. It doesn’t mean that if it doesn’t get fixed now, my life is going to be ruined forever. It doesn’t mean that I am going to feel this way forever.
It just means that I am being real and truthful about myfeelings.
And once I know my feelings and have let myself sit in them awhile, then, I can be strategic. What is causing this feeling? Do I need to get a different perspective? Do I need to get some support? Do I need to change a habit or pattern? What do I need to do to help this feeling reoccur less?
Because my feelings may be legit, but they may not be right. And I don’t want to fall into temptation of self pity too often if I can help it.
Sitting in my feelings is one thing.
Giving into self pity is useless.
I do NOT want my feeling-sitting to morph into self pity because self pity changes my focus on life from serving the God I love to making my life easier.
And I’m pretty sure the Bible has words for me about that.
2 Timothy 3:2 (New International Version)
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,
I want to sit my feelings, plan what I need to, and get out and on with my life. Because there is a whole lot of life to live, and being real with my feelings makes my life so much more real!