Okay, I admit that my granddaughter has me hooked on Peppa Pig.
I love the way the cartoon realistically teaches Emotional Intelligence.
Peppa can be pretty ‘petty’ sometimes, like in the clip above when her friend is able to whistle while she can’t. Peppa hangs up on her! Now, that’s real!
But, the first step in controlling our emotions is being aware of them.
We all notice that moment when we know we’re being petty, unnecessarily difficult, disrespectful, mean…ungodly.
That’s when we need to stop in our tracks and adjust our behavior. That’s what God expects us to do…
Colossians 3:8 (NKJV)
8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.
1 Peter 2:1 (NKJV)
2 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking
Ephesians 4:31-32 (NKJV)
31 (A)Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, [a]clamor, and (B)evil speaking be put away from you, (C)with all malice. 32 And (D)be kind to one another, tenderhearted, (E)forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
God doesn’t permit us to allow our emotions to control us. He gives us the power and responsibility to control our emotions.