To master life and live victoriously, we must first learn to master our emotions. As believers, we have been given authority in all realms, including in the emotional realm. Therefore, we make a mistake when we think we cannot help the way we feel. We have been empowered to exercise emotional self-control and not be swept away by our emotions; we use that control by being spiritually-minded instead of carnally-minded. We become increasingly peaceful and spiritually-minded when we let the Word of God continually renew our minds. God gave us feelings so we could enjoy life, not so that feelings could dominate us. When we let go of negative feelings and past regrets, we are free to move forward toward the destination God has planned for us.