Self-Control Is A Choice

Grace and peace be unto you.

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Are you temperate in all things? Alexander the Great conquered many countries but was slave to his drinking habits. Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived but he could not control his desire for women. Scripture says that God has given us a Spirit of self-control (2 Timothy 1:7).  

On a daily basis, we are faced with situations that require us to exercise restraint in order to please the Lord. Examples of such circumstances are showing kindness to someone who was unkind to us, entertaining good thoughts, abstaining from eating too much food, or drinking too much alcohol. Regardless of your situation, through Christ Jesus, you have the strength and wisdom to make the right decision (Philippians 4:13).

Sometimes we are tired or stressed, and so, we throw caution to the wind, and give in to our desires for a brief moment of pleasure. Unfortunately, the results are usually harmful. To combat this unhealthy behavior, God is asking us to develop a prayerful attitude, and meditate on his word (1 Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:8). This will increase relaxation, reduce stress, and improve clarity. Most importantly, we will be strengthened through Christ’s power and equipped to exercise self-control in every situation.

I pray that you will acknowledge the power of Christ within you, meditate on God’s Word, pray always, and depend on the Holy Spirit to help you exercise self-control.

Published by Nadine

I am a disciple of Christ and He is the center of my joy. I was created to accomplish his purpose. I am a writer and author of five books; 1. The 9 Unhealthy Desires of the Mind: How to defeat the enemy and fulfill your purpose, 2. The Heart of God: Follow His Plan, 3. Keep Moving Forward: Empowered by God's Love, 4. From God's Heart To Yours, 5. More Than Conqueror. Grace and peace be unto you.

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