As we mature we understand not to be controlled by feelings and emotions. But God created feelings, and they do have a purpose… so how do we use them– especially the negative ones?
One way is to use feelings to detect what’s really going on inside of us at the moment; or how whatever is going on externally is affecting us.. That’s the news, so now we deal with it. ‘Put feelings in the proper perspective (of truth) with the single objective of taking charge over them to make choices that will allow us back into an empowered “state”. They’re like messengers delivering the news from our inner person. Learn to quickly detect your “state” by your feelings, then stop to deal with it. Don’t go running all over behind them.