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 they 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 where 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.