How can I manage my emotions?

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We never know exactly what God will write into a day, but his agenda often includes good works for us to complete (Ephesians 2:10), which God prepared ahead of time, and satisfaction in our work (Ecclesiastes 2:24).

I can't dictate to my heart: Feel happy! anymore than I can demand that Niagara Falls change direction. But when I enjoy God's perspective, hope for heaven, engage in praise, and seek his agenda, happiness creeps up on me. And we don't have to wait for God to give us these gifts. He's already sent them our way. He's simply waiting for us to experience them.

Adapted from "I Just Want to Be Happy" by Faith Tibbetts McDonald, Kyria.Com. Click here to read the original article in its entirety and for reprint information.

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