Because our success or failure in just about every area of life depends upon it.
The building blocks of a healthy life and relationships are: respect…kindness…and empathy, but emotional intelligence is at the core of each of these building blocks.
Emotional intelligence in three words—frame it, name it, and tame it. Well, that’s 6 words, but you get the point. 🙂
Frame it = put it in perspective. Realize that you have emotions, but they don’t have to have you.
Name it = call it what it is. Before Jesus cast the legion of demons out from a man, He asked him: “What is your name?” (Luke 8:30). We have to admit what emotion is trying to control us. If it’s anger, don’t deny it. Admit it. If it’s fear, admit it. Etc.
Tame it = master your emotions. Our emotions are simply reactions to our thoughts. So, as we tame our thoughts with the Word of God, our emotions follow. A steady stream of God’s promises produces a steady stream of peace.
Emotional intelligence is the power to make healthy decisions based on facts not feelings—facts rooted in the knowledge of God’s Word.
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And watch for my new blockbuster book called Soul Power coming later this year.
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