Life is filled with triggers, those events that cause us to recall past negative experiences. The negative emotions we have about an upcoming holiday are based on our experiences from the past and the expectations we project onto the future event.
When negative emotions are triggered we can either feed them and bring them to pass or interrupt them and make new choices. Jesus warned us of the power of tradition. In fact, He said it was so powerful it could nullify the Word of God. The word “nullify” means “to render void or deprive of force and authority.”
When we anticipate any event being negative, painful or destructive this is a vain imagination. It makes us feel we have no control, choice or authority over the expected event. But we do. Above all the situations we have the power to change, make better and more enjoyable, are the holidays.
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