I really like this - Feelings are a compass indicating what is happening in our thought life. Good feelings tell us our minds are being controlled by positive thoughts.
Bad feelings tell us the opposite. Thoughts determine feelings. The good news is that we can choose to think anything we choose, and our emotions will follow suite.
We are in charge of how we focus our thoughts. Some will say, "That's not true. I often have random negative thoughts." True enough. But we can choose to decentralize these negative thoughts.
"Undesired thoughts are like birds that fly through our minds — don't try to prevent them from coming — just don't allow them to build a nest and stay! Keep them moving and learn to quickly replace them with desired thoughts.”
HAVE A GREAT DAY! David
P.S. For Christ Followers --->
When we practice NOT letting negative thoughts "make a nest", it's really an act of obedience, which aligns us with God --- that's our daily assignment --- Stay in Alignment --- He'll take it from there !