imageI was thinking about moodiness and wondered if the bible spoke to it, because it seems to be a more of a 20th century buzz word. But the bible does speak to moodiness! Consider Saul in 1 Samuel; David in Psalm 25, 31, 42, 77 and Elijah in 1 Kings 19. I was relieved when I discovered that moodiness did not elude these biblical heroes. It reassured me that it’s not just a “girl thing,” or an “age thing.” It is a human thing. But before we discuss moodiness, let’s discuss anger.  Is anger wrong? No. Again, in the bible, Jesus got angry. Like the emotion of anger, I think the emotion of moodiness begs the question: what do we do with it? I might be thinking about this way too much, but I am curious for clarity. More importantly, I want to be a good steward with the “me” God resides in.  I have a clinical mental-health  diagnosis.  Does that mean I get a 2-for-1 voucher on being a jerk to people because I can’t control my moods? No. If I am stewarding my emotion of anger (I get angry at people but I don’t murder them) and my emotional love for dessert (I eat it but I don’t hoard it) then with that same spirit of self-control, I can be a good steward with my moods. I leave this open for discussion. All thoughts welcome. Just don’t be mean. 🙂

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