Emotions are like an iceberg: we only see 10% of them, yet it’s the 90% that drives us relationally and causes us to respond in ways that surprise everyone. This sermon gives 4 tips on how to dive under to see and begin to take a look at the 90% of your emotions that are causing you to be who you are.
Most people don’t want to “Look Beneath the Surface” because they know of a situation in their life that is painful or shameful. As we look beneath the surface, it’s important to remember, “The gospel says you are more sinful and flawed than you dared believe, yet you are more accepted and loved than you ever dared hope because Jesus lived and died in your place.”
Has anything ever happened when you’ve responded in a way that was overboard? That you’re not sure why you responded in such a way, but realized something was triggered in you. It’s an indicator for you to slow down and spend time thinking and praying as to, ‘Why did this just happen’? To be emotionally healthy requires hard work, but it also requires you have a trusted friend with you who can share in the journey as to why you responded in such a way. While this may be painful and scary, it’s critical to remember that, as John 8:32 says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
Scripture: John 8:32; Proverbs 4:23