If feelings, desires, and opinions are running your life and defining your identity, then you aren’t the one in control of your life. Freedom is power over feelings, desires, and opinions, not surrender to them.
Compulsive feelings and desires can lead in two directions: 1) to arrogance if we justify them, or 2) to humility if we persistently resist them.
As humans we experience false feelings, tormenting thoughts and defective desires. Learning to recognize and overcome them is powerful.
To only believe what pleases you is to walk in deception. Truth is often unpleasant.
Learning without application
It may look smart
But life’s still falling apart.
To avoid guilt:
Keep your sight
On what is right
And don’t go along
With what is wrong.