How Negative Emotions Can Be Used for Good

Can’t figure out how to stop the flow of negative emotions?

I have something that may help. I’ve been a prophetic life coach for many years, and one of the first habit changes I suggest for the people I coach is a very simple one: Flip it and flip it good!

It’s a way of encouraging people to look for the good in every situation, but it can be easier said than done. Here are a few practical examples of negative emotions you can flip for good starting today!

Turn frustration into motivation.

A common obstacle I’ve noticed people struggle with when they’re trying to walk out their life-purpose is that they just can’t seem to muster up the motivation to do it.

They know God has a big plan for their life, or they know they have a specific goal—like losing weight, writing a book, making a career move, getting a better job, etc. They just can’t seem to take that first step or stay consistent.

In fact, all they feel is frustrated.

And many times, when people are frustrated, they end up making poor decisions because they just have to do something with that feeling. But that’s exactly it! Frustration is kind of like motivation in that it makes you want to move.

Ask God to help you “flip it and flip it good!”

Take that frustration and flip it into motivation to finally change your life for the better.

Jealousy reveals what’s hidden.

Have you ever had a friend get a promotion in their job, and you feel a little twinge in your heart? You know you’re actually happy for them, but you still can’t get over the slight feeling of jealousy.

Instead of beating yourself up about it, try this. Ask yourself what it is about this situation that makes you feel like you want it, too.

You don’t actually want your friend’s job, and it’s not that you’re upset that they have good things happening in their life. Jealousy came up because it revealed a hidden desire of your own heart.

And God wants to give us those desires!

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV

If you feel jealous about something, delight in God! Ask God to reveal to you what it is that you actually desire. Like in the example above, maybe you want a promotion, or a better job, or something good to happen in your life, too!

Whatever it is, be honest about your desire and ask God to reveal the good things He has in store for you.

Boredom means you know something needs to change.

Maybe you’re feeling like everything is the same-old-same-old. You’re starting to feel bored with your life and have this deep sense that you were made for something more.

Boredom is usually the result of the lack of focus or challenge. Your feelings of boredom are simply reminding you to wake up! Life is happening all around you, and you don’t want to let it pass you by!

Flip boredom for good by letting it remind you that you haven’t switched things up in a while! Take it as permission to try a new restaurant, go on vacation, read different types of books or watch different movies, make a new friend … the possibilities are endless!

You might be surprised just how quickly breakthrough happens when you start flipping these negative emotions for the good stuff!

Give the “flip it and flip it good” technique a try, and then come back and let me know what happens.

Blessings,

Doug Addison

DougAddison.com

P.S. God has promotions, advancements and surprises planned for you in 2020! Join me for my new online workshop: Activate Your Life Purpose: Strategies for Your New Season. I’ll help you become an active participant in your own life so you can enter the new season with new authority and confidence!

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Ursula
    • January 23, 2020
    Reply

    Practical help.Thank you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 27, 2020
      Reply

      You are welcome!

    • DENISE ANN MOOSA
    • January 20, 2020
    Reply

    Excellent! I’m going to try the “flip it & flip it good” technique. Thank you for sharing! God bless!💜🙆

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 20, 2020
      Reply

      Woohoo! Bless Denise!

  1. Reply

    Thank you Addison, I’m praying for inner strength. So much going on in my life, spiritually, emotionally and physically. Thank you.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 16, 2020
      Reply

      Awesome Jane!

    • Connie
    • January 16, 2020
    Reply

    Lord kept saying Renaissance 3x outloud for me to hear. Started studying that time period and we have become like those living omg that day and our countries experiencing famine, economic decline, so much destruction and splitting of churches. Many rejecting God, don’t care about others, and want advancement while relying on themselves. What is Jesus telling you abt Renaissance if you could share with me

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 16, 2020
      Reply

      Hey Connie, Doug doesn’t have anything on that at the moment. Blessings.

    • Cindy Roberson
    • January 16, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you soo much! This was exactly what I needed!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 16, 2020
      Reply

      Awesome Cindy!

    • Carter
    • January 16, 2020
    Reply

    Doug, my friend,
    It’s been a while since I have commented on an article. Great Words of Encouragement and support. May God continue to Bless you to be a Blessing.

    Much Love

    R Carter Thomas

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 16, 2020
      Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it! Bless you!

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