Friday, March 27, 2009

Self Control

What does it mean to have self control? A person who has self control is able to control their feelings, emotions, and reactions to certain situations. We can have self control in many areas in life including the amount of television we watch, the amount of food we eat, the amount of time we spend with people, and the group of people we spend our time with, but most importantly we can have self control in the amount of time we spend every day in communication with our Triune God, Heavenly Father God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and we can spend time with them through the power of the Holy Spirit. The ways we spend time with God are through reading the Bible and praying. 2 Pet 1:6 - Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. This verse says that the closer we are to God and the more we know Him, the more self control we can have as a result of our knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Self control is also called discipline. Discipline in sports leads to consistent improvement and non-discipline leads to brutal failure. Same with life, if we are disciplined in the truth of God's Word, then we will live productive lives that are holy and acceptable to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If we are not disciplined in God's Word, then we will stumble and become caught up in earthly things and end up like the world, eternally separated from the glorious joy that we can have through the work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

God is in control,
Mark Cannon

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