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1 Peter 5:6-11 Developing Your Emotional Health

1 Peter 5:6-11 (NKJV)
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Emotional health is understanding your emotional intelligence (EQ) and implementing ways to have a stronger EQ. According to Howard Gardner, your EQ is “the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them.” He and other researchers in this area have identified five key areas of EQ, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Although each one of these areas are necessary to develop to have a stronger emotional intelligence the key piece that is missing is having the mind of Christ. Embodying the mind of Christ brings a person from simply having a superb EQ to being emotionally healthy.

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