We all experience emotions every day, but we do not need to allow them to move us away from God’s will for our lives. We have been given authority over our feelings; they do not have authority over us. The enemy is always plotting against us. One of his strategies is to attack our emotions. His goal is to get us away from being ruled by the Holy Spirit and move us toward being governed by our emotions. God wants us to master life, not for life to master us. We master life by refusing to allow our circumstances to dictate the way we feel. The battle we fight is in our minds, and we either win or lose based on how well we exercise self-control over our emotions.