Stories in our Heads

Stories are powerful. They’re not like mere ideas. Stories, especially those that are well told, can capture us totally, making our bodies act or react in unusual ways. We behave according to our emotions, even though we may claim that our minds are in control. Honestly, most of us are motivated by what we feel at the moment. We are tossed here and there by our emotions. That’s where stories play an important role. They quickly trigger our emotions causing us to behave illogically sometimes. That’s why we need to be aware of the stories we create or allow to play in our minds. Once our emotions are triggered, we can act irresponsibly. Now the fruit of the Holy Spirit is self-control. When we submit our whole being to Him, we become more aware of what’s going on inside of us, especially in our heads. Let us walk in the Spirit and choose wisely what we entertain in our thoughts. (