You Have Authority Over Your Feelings; You Don’t Have to Be Ruled By Them | Pastor Creflo Dollar
(Pastor Creflo Dollar) Too often people allow their emotions to govern their lives. The problem with leading an emotionally–charged existence is that it will cause you to make decisions that will lead you away from the will of God. While He created you to have feelings, they were never intended to control you or disturb your peace of mind.
Mastering Your Emotions With Peace
Emotions are feelings on the inside of you that are designed to move you either toward or away from the will of God for your life. Positive emotions will move you toward a closer relationship with the Father. But emotions such as depression, anger, anxiety, bitterness and jealousy will hinder what God wants to do in your life.
Throughout His ministry, Jesus had plenty of opportunities to allow His emotions to get Him off track and lead Him away from the will of God for His life. He was misunderstood, falsely accused, scorned and had to endure the suffering of the cross.
In the Garden of Gethsemane, He was presented with one of His greatest tests—to either abandon His journey to the cross or fulfill what He came to the earth to do. There was so much pressure on Jesus at this time that He even sweated blood out of His pores (Luke 22:44). Now that’s pressure!
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