Here’s another statement, the third statement if you’re writing down notes here. Feelings flow from commitments, not the other way around. Feelings flow from commitments, not the other way around.
Life is all about commitments. Worship is all about commitments. It’s being committed to pledging yourself to a position no matter what the cost. Within the context of commitments, you will have feelings and I will have feelings. But you can’t feel your way into a commitment.
That’s the lie of people playing house. That’s the lie of people living together. Ladies, you are duped into thinking that this guy you’re shacking up with is going to feel his way through sex into the commitment of marriage.
“Okay, yeah, I feel this. And I’m going to play house. And okay, now I’ll commitment. Will you marry me?”
Hey, it’s the best of both worlds for the guy—free sex with no commitment. “Well, Ed, you don’t know my man.” Oh, yes, I do. Here’s an experiment: cut sex off for 3 weeks and he’ll be gone within 7 days. Bye, bye, bye. It’s just like my grandmother said from Laurel, Mississippi, “Why buy the cow if the milk is free?”
I have never felt my way into a commitment. “Okay, feeling it. Okay, now I’m committed. Okay, yeah, yeah.”
Two statements about my life concerning feelings. Number one: I regularly do not feel feelings of love for Lisa. Number two: I don’t always feel feelings of love for God.
“I can’t believe he said that! Pastor, what did you say?!”
Let me tell you why you have that reaction. Because you’ve got a whacked up definition of love. Love is not about feelings. I said I don’t feel feelings of love. I said, feel feelings of love. I said, feel love. No, I don’t always feel love.
I love Lisa in the true essence of love more today than I did years and years ago when I first met her. I love God today more than I did 15 years ago when Lisa and I helped start Fellowship Church in a small rented office complex in Irving, Texas.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Pastor