Anyone who wants to be strong cannot, in any way, be guided by feelings. Living by emotions makes us weak, impulsive, and vulnerable women. If you want to be strong, you need to understand only one thing: learn not to listen to feelings:
· When someone argues with you;
· When someone does something to harm you;
· When someone commits an injustice against you;
· When someone tells you that you are not capable;
· When someone mistreats you or tries to put you down.
The person who is always in the “sentimental” state usually gets hurts for anything. She always takes things personal, explodes easily, gets sad and speaks hastily. Letting the heart rule only brings bad things to our lives, as we can see. The same thing happens in relation to the spiritual life. Trying to communicate with God through emotions is the reason why most people have an unhappy life.
In the book of Bishop Macedo “Fast of Daniel”, he teaches that when one walks by the feelings originated from the heart he/she will never hear the voice of God; because He does not speak to the human heart but to our understanding.
Many times I prayed, “God speak to my heart.” Observe that God doesn’t work with feelings but with reason; that is intelligent faith. If you really want to be a strong woman, put your head above your heart. Do not listen to your feelings; they are deceitful.
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.” Matthew 15:19