Pastor Vincent - 26 November 2016

Is It Wrong To Want To Feel Good?

We tend to legitimise our feelings and want to protect them. Yet, because of the sinful and imperfect world we are in, there is no way to protect the feelings of some without hurting others. Or in some cases, in order to protect others' feelings, we dare not tell them the truth, thus they cannot be strengthened to face reality. There is nothing wrong to want to feel good. Yet, there are times when we need to feel not good, such as when there is danger or when our loved ones are far from the gospel. Some people want to feel good so much that they suppress any bad feeling, but the paradox is, if we are over-concerned about feeling good, we will eventually become feelingless. While it is not wrong to want to feel good, it would be wrong if we shut our spiritual mechanism whenever we do not feel good. We must not reduce ourselves simply to feelings, as we are each a glorious personality created by God.

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Is it wrong to want to feel good?

 

We tend to legitimise our feelings and want to protect them. Yet, because of the sinful and imperfect world we are in, there is no way to protect the feelings of some without hurting others. Or in some cases, in order to protect others’ feelings, we dare not tell them the truth, thus they cannot be strengthened to face reality. There is nothing wrong to want to feel good. Yet, there are times when we need to feel not good, such as when there is danger or when our loved ones are far from the gospel. Some people want to feel good so much that they suppress any bad feeling, but the paradox is, if we are over-concerned about feeling good, we will eventually become feelingless. While it is not wrong to want to feel good, it would be wrong if we shut our spiritual mechanism whenever we do not feel good. We must not reduce ourselves simply to feelings, as we are each a glorious personality created by God.


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Pastor Vincent Chi San Choo
choochisan@gmail.com

Vincent serves as the President of The Blessed RUN Ministries. He is also the Senior Pastor of The Life Church and Missions (Singapore) and is an ardent missionary to the Chinese World. He currently lives in Singapore with his wife, Qiufen, and has three kids, Mary, David, and Caleb.

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