Most people have no understanding of how emotions control the direction of their lives; as a result, they are dominated by them. This is not so with believers. We are in charge of our emotions, and we are accountable for how we feel. Self-control is a gift from God, who gave us the authority to master our feelings. Positive emotions move us toward God’s will for our lives. Conversely, negative emotions, such as depression, move us away from it. We will never be exempt from our feelings, but we can dominate every emotion we experience when we use the Word of God to handle them.