Self-control (Galatians 5:22-23), which is often translated “sober”, is a sober-mindedness that gives thought before acting. Self-control, which is produced by the Holy Spirit, gives way to godly desires rather than sinful desires. A person with self-control looks to future and eternal realities rather than indulging immediate sinful impulses.
So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be clearheaded. Night is the time when people sleep and drinkers get drunk. But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation
1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 NLT
So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
1 Peter 1:13 NLT
Self control is hard. It’s hard when you’re a parent; to keep calm and not get angry.
It’s hard when you are intoxicated. It’s hard when you’re a new recovering addict no matter what your addiction was; alcohol, sex, drugs, food, spending.
What’s an area in your life that you can practice self control today?
Let this video inspire and plant a seed inside of you today. Graham Cooke is one of my favorite followers to listen to.
This link will open a new browser to his YouTube video. It’s very short. Experiencing the Power of the Fruit of the Spirit
Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,
You Him and Her 💜
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