Growing in Emotional Stability — Teen Tuesday

Growing in Emotional Stability — Teen Tuesday by Elizabeth George To be a sparkling jewel and a blessing in anyone’s life, you’ll want to grow in emotional stability. After all, you are a part of your family. That means you contribute to the general emotional atmosphere in your home. Are you an emotional train wreck at home? How about with your friends at school? How much better it is to be a positive calming influence—to be a tower of strength to those in your presence. 

BUILD EMOTIONAL STRENGTH

If you start building greater emotional stability in just a few important areas, you will make incredible progress.

First up is master your tolerance. This refers to endurance— endurance during tough and trying days. Everyone, including you, faces difficult circumstances and painful times. It’s a fact of life. James wrote in James 1:2, “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (NKJV).

When trials come, don’t be surprised. And don’t be caught off guard without a plan for some stability. Turn to God right away. He’s your helper through thick and thin.

Next up is master your temper. How? Try some sure advice from God. A woman of strength:

  • nurtures a peaceful heart
  • knows how to wait
  • does not strive
  • restrains her spirit

Does this sound like the impossible dream? It’s not. Remember—you can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13).

And finally is master your tongue. Oh dear—we knew this was coming! Your words can either “speak like the piercings of a sword” or promote health (Proverbs 12:18 NKJV). To bring the sparkle of God’s beauty to others,

  • speak less often
  • speak only after you think about what you’re going to say
  • speak only what is sweet and pleasant
  • speak only what is wise and kind

Now, with all these wonderful traits on track, you have soooo much to give to others at home, at school, at church, in all your activities, and with all your friends. And best of all? You give God honor and glory as you reflect His presence in you.

RESPOND

Dear God, Your Word says I can do all things— including handle this—through Christ, who strengthens me. By Your grace and through Your Spirit, I can do this. Thank You for enabling me to meet and handle this challenge. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCE

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REFLECT

Pause and pray about the words you use this coming week.

REMEMBER

Your words can either “speak like the piercings of a sword” or promote health.


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