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Mastering our emotions is critical, because our entire lives are based on whether we control our feelings or they control us. Our feelings and thoughts spring from our souls; therefore, success or failure in life is based on what happens in our souls. When we study the Bible and let the Word renew our minds, we learn a strong sense of self-control,that will help us to master our emotions, and take charge in this area. This enables us to avoid the trap of getting stuck in something that happened in the past, unable to move forward. God’s will for us is to prosper and be successful in every arena of life. When we refuse to let our emotions rule us, He can move us in the direction He wants us to go. Exerting our God-given authority over our emotions, empowers us to succeed the way He wants us to.
We all experience emotions every day, but we do not need to allow them to move us away from God’s will for our lives. We have been given authority over our feelings; they do not have authority over us. The enemy is always plotting against us. One of his strategies is to attack our emotions. His goal is to get us away from being ruled by the Holy Spirit and move us toward being governed by our emotions. God wants us to master life, not for life to master us. We master life by refusing to allow our circumstances to dictate the way we feel. The battle we fight is in our minds, and we either win or lose, based on how well we exercise self-control over our emotions.
As believers, we have authority in many different areas, including our emotions. Our entire lives are based on whether we can control our emotions, or whether our emotions control us. We all have feelings, but letting them get the upper hand can cause problems. God designed us to master life, not to be mastered by it. We were made in God’s image, not just to reflect His love, but also to reflect His power and authority. God has a call on our lives, but we will not end up in the place He wants us to be, if we let our emotions dominate us. To fulfill His mission for us, we must take charge in this area.
In our spiritual warfare with the devil, using the Word of God as a weapon and standing on our believers’ authority helps us “get our fight back.” This battle is all about maintaining the victory that Jesus has already won for us. When He went to the cross, He obtained healing, deliverance, prosperity, soundness, answered prayer, and every other victory we will ever need in life. Fighting the good fight requires that we recognize the victories that have already been made available to us, and maintain them through our stance of faith. The enemy tries to deceive us into thinking we must work to get what God has already given us, the same way he deceived Adam and Eve. We must be on guard against this. As long as we stand firm on God’s promises, regardless of what is going on around us, we win.
God has made many promises to us, but we need to know how to respond to those promises in order to receive them. The general answer is to respond in faith, but we can break that down into specific things we can do to conquer whatever issues rise up against us. These strategies work for our healing, our finances, our prosperity, and anything else we need in life. As believers, we are empowered to succeed in situations that defeat others. We are in a spiritual battle, and we win when we stand on the promises found in God’s Word. The enemy will do everything he can to push us off the Word, but employing our faith in what Jesus has done keeps us from being moved. Believing in what God tells us results in blessings, not because we deserve them, but because of His favor toward us.
Most people think that emotions cannot be controlled, but Christians have been given authority over our emotions. God gave us emotions as a gift, but we should not allow them to govern us or control our lives. Feelings of depression, rejection, or inferiority always have the potential to overwhelm us, but there is no reason to be emotionally out of control. The enemy uses our emotions to try to move us away from God’s will for our lives, so we must be vigilant against attacks in this area. When we find ourselves in a situation, we must not allow it to dictate how we feel. Instead of letting our emotions deal with us, we have the power to take charge and proactively deal with our emotions. Doing this gives us victory.