The whole lesson practically deifies the will, making it central and first…not Christ, not the Spirit, and certainly not connection with one another where we find and give support, help, encouragement, feedback. IOW, there is nothing relational at all about this lesson. It makes living the Christian life into a solo job. Contrast this with the overtly hortatory portions of Paul’s letters, where “one another” is a key phrase, and the difference can’t be more stark.
The lesson also practically discounts our emotions, as if they are bad. Instead, our emotions can be used as a radar system to tell us what needs to be addressed in our lives. While we need more than just our emotional responses in order to make sound decisions, and while we need to take a step back from them at times, it is not wise to discount them from our decision making process. Our emotions can give us valuable information that our intellects and rational minds can’t. We need both.
No wonder so many wear masks, are miserable, develop addictive behaviors, feel isolated in their problems, and fall away under this model of Christianity. It’s totally distorted.