Have you ever bottled up your feelings? Have you ever felt like you are carrying a heavy load on your back? How does it make you feel? Like you’re trapped in a box and you can’t get out no matter how hard you try?
I know what it feels like to have feelings locked up inside and not able to make its way out. For me, it was the fear of being rejected by the person I would express my feelings too. But I also know how it feels when you burst into an emotional state because you have bottled up those feelings, which can generally make everything worse making yourself feel worse. This is where the title of this post comes from. If you bottle up your feelings, eventually it will start overflowing causing it to spill.
So how can you prevent your bottle from spilling? Simple, empty it. Find someone to talk to about your feelings. Talk to your parents, youth leader, teacher, pastor, friend. Talk to God. You might not be able to hear him but he is definitely listening to what you say.
Here’s a bible verse that is the verse of the day on my phone and I thought it fitted in well with this message.
“So then let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s throw off any extra baggage, get rid of the sin that trips us up, and fix our eyes on Jesus, faiths pioneer and perfected. He endured the cross, ignoring the shame, for the sake of the joy that was laid out in front of him, and sat down at the right side of God’s throne.” Hebrews 12v1-2