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Emotions in the Social World

Our response to one another is essentially emotional. Without concerted effort to do otherwise, our emotions are automatic responses to the emotional states of others, which we infer from their appearance, smell, ideas, beliefs, and behavior. The inferred emotional-motivational states of others, in relation to our own perceived ability to cope, tell us when to approach, avoid, or attack.

Emotional Display

Long before the development of sophisticated language, humans used emotions to communicate and to serve as a social alarm system.

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If you think about it, all hurts, habits and hangups are behaviors used to regain control over an emotional state.
"A fool vents all their feelings but a wise person holds them in control." Provers 29:11

Under stress, the human brain is prone to invoke emotional habits forged as far back as toddlerhood. These block our more profound mental abilities and allow the small, volatile limbic system to hijack the resources of the large and powerful prefrontal cortex. We become more reactive, impulsive, and dismissive of other perspectives, when we most need strength, flexibility, and a deeper understanding of others. We’re likely to repeat past mistakes and end up feeling misunderstood, overwhelmed, helpless, or resentful. We develop hurts, habits and hang-ups to deal (regain control) of these circumstances.

Christ Driven Behavior (CDB), is  a way off this treadmill with renewed thinking, a life time mentor and self-control.

The function (purpose) of all addiction is to reverse a sense of intolerable helplessness in order to regain control.

People change when they hurt enough and have to or learn enough and want to. People change when they are motivated to change, when their values trump their addiction. 

The Bible is the book that contains this template for purpose based motivation, mindfulness, character, values and tenets for life. (Sermon on the Mount-The Eight Beatitudes). Empower yourself and choose to allow the philosophical values and principles of Jesus Christ to TRANSFORM your thinking and change the very essence of your life-forever.

Celebrate Christ Recovery is dedicated to the idea that a person's values and purpose are the main navigational tools in life. People overcome hurts, habits and hang-ups out of purpose-based motivation -- they better themselves when they recognize how their habits, violate who they were, what they want to be, where they want to go in life. All change ultimately occurs because of decisions (Thinking) people make for themselves. People change when they HURT enough and have to or when they LEARN enough and want to. People change when they are, "Motivated," to change and they choose to change. What motivates people? Values motivate people. Christ Driven Behavior is empowering direct behavior, that comes with a built in mentor  for life. (John 14:16). When you accept this mentor you will have values or fruits of the Holy Spirit, not the least of which is self control (Gal. 5: 22-23).
The Bible is a book on behavior therapy. Read it to be wise, practice what you learn to be holy and healthy.

Change your thinking and let God change your life.

 

 


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"I am a Grateful Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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