This week in our Let It Go study, we discuss the art of soul control.
I often had conversations where someone tells me they’re depressed. Me: “Why?” Them: “I don’t know”
I used to be the same way. I don’t know why I feel the way I do, I just do. Then I learned that my feelings most always come from thoughts.
So, as you practice soul control, here’s a few questions to ask yourself when you find yourself struggling with an unwanted emotion:
1. What have I been thinking about? Make sure you’re really honest with yourself. Not what do you think about the situation, but what exact thoughts have been running through your mind.
2. Evaluate those thoughts. Are they true? Are they honest? Are they pure? Are they lovely, etc. (Phil. 4:8)
3. Correct and/or repent of the lies or sinful thoughts you were thinking.
4. Practice soul control by choosing a portion of Scripture to say over and over.
Have you experienced the peace of practicing soul control? Share some steps how you have done so.