Who doesn’t have mood swings?
Those that knew me few years back would know how much I could change my mood in no time.
I was on a group chat days back and this question was asked, just because the person was concerned it affects his relationships with his partner.
I think having mood swings actually affects our relationship with people.
You wake up and don’t have the energy to talk to anyone or just as the day goes by
But is there a cause?
There will be an underlying cause, just that we tend to just tell everyone “I’m not in the mood”
This was really a problem to me in a such a way that I began to decide when I would minister in a church service just because of my mood swings.
But really, does God have to wait till we are in the mood for him to bless us too? Why then do most Christians only want to serve God when it’s palatable?
This time you feel like, another time you don’t.
I asked my colleague few weeks back, if he had ever seen me moody, he said he doubts. I was wowed. I am not perfect, I have my down moments but I’ve been able to get a trick to it that I want to share with us.
You’d know that being a melancholy which I am makes us brood alot.
This is the highlight of it;
I can’t take credit for some things I’ve deliberately done to not be moody again but the Holy Spirit, yes!
Still, we all have work to do, not in particular order though.
1. Search for happy people
For me, I stay around fun people that doesn’t allow me brood, something must trigger it. It’s brooding or remembering those things that causes mood swings.
Accepting that all is left for Christ to sort, I snap out of any feeling, carry my legs to where I can laugh, pray about what it is and life moves on.
You have to renew your spirit mind, your thoughts in knowing that you can’t control all things
It took me time to live life this way
2. Talk to yourself
I most times tell myself “it will pass” in minutes or I give myself hours, and I’m back to being jovial again. You know you can’t control the issue at hand, then relax.
3. Share it
One thing for me again is I don’t let things stay for too long to cause me to brood. I share it. Share it with who you trust can handle such issues. Even if you don’t get answers, there’s a relief that comes with it.
4. Be busy
Play, play, play… when you are not bored, mood swing cannot come in
Be busy, be so busy , doing the things of God, you are thinking of his work, his project through you, trust me, no time to brood on your worries, no time to have mood swings. This has been the best so far for me.
Even if I’m not doing of those, I am watching film😂, taking my mind off worry, my mind is occupied, I still dont have time to brood.
What if I wake up with it?
Tell the devil “dapada, the joy of the Lord is my strength”. It looks weird but try it.
Start your day renewing your mind with the Word of God concerning that situation, leave it to God and ‘throw face’ away from it.
Be happy intentionally
Let people smell the joy of Christ in you like you have no worry , having it figured out
In your relationship
For relationships, love is commitment and choosing someone else before you. Since you have decided to walk that path, you have to consciously work towards it
You know your mood swings makes the other unhappy, work towards getting over it as fast as possible
Let your partner enjoy joy through you, like being a solution.
No solution carrier is a carrier of worry 🔥
Even in that state
I remember when I was really sad about something, I noticed for the 2nd time that’s when someone will want my counsel.
And I’m like “Holy Spirit, what are you doing? Can’t you see I’m not in the mood?”
That’s when I get more testimonies
He wants to work through you even in that state. That’s when I get answers to my own worries too , that’s how it works
So when you feel that way again, ask God, “What’s the mission sir? Anyone to uplift? Anyone to encourage? Even in this state, I am ready”
To your advantage
Personally, being in a sad state is not the time for me to enjoy danceable songs, so I won’t tell you to look for songs to dance to, if it works for you, fine!
That sad mood so to say is what I use for my advantage.
Yes, I go straight to my playlists look for a prayer song that can put me in the mood like Lawrence oyor songs, Selman’s songs and prayer begins, I start to cry…it might not even be for the matter but for issues that have laid there that needs prayers.
I noticed that if we are always happy, we might not see the need to pray about certain things , so we need reminders sometimes.
The next time it happens to you, I hope you remember all these and dare use it to your advantage.
Do not just be happy, be joyful.
It’s the season of the joy of the Holy Ghost.
God rules over that brooding. He is aware.
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