Our emotions can actually move our lives in a particular direction, either toward God’s will or away from it. As Christians, we must not become overly spiritual by pretending our feelings do not exist; they are real and they are an important part of our souls. God gave us emotions, but we must master them instead of allowing them to master us. Negative feelings move us away from the mission God has for us in life, but positive emotions like joy have the opposite effect. To succeed in life, we must learn to harness our emotions. Our feelings are determined by the way we think, whether godly or ungodly. Therefore, we must allow our thoughts to be controlled and directed by the Word of God.
Mastering Your Emotions with Joy