God’s will for us is to be successful and prosperous in every way—including harnessing our emotions and keeping them under control. We are authorized to resist anything that is not His will; when we feel negative feelings rising up in us, we have power over them. However, if we do not know God’s will regarding our thoughts and emotions, we will accept those negative emotions and allow them to rule our lives. Our emotions are based in our souls, and our success in life is based on how successfully we dominate our feelings. If we have been born again, it is a misconception to think that we cannot help how we feel. We have direct authority from God in this area. Our success in keeping our feelings in check gives us emotional prosperity, which is what He wants for us.