It seems to me that whenever the issue of self-control comes to mind, people have a mental shut down! I just can't figure out why though. Boundaries can be the most useful tool to living life in a productive way.
Self-control is a fruit of the Spirit. As we grow in our relationship with God our capacity to grow in the fruit of the Spirit increases.
How does the fruit of the Spirit grow? Pretty much the same way edible fruit does. When we are rooted in our source, Jesus Christ, our spiritual nourishment comes from him and we are able to start bearing fruit more abundantly.
If you are struggling in areas of self-control and know that your behaviour is becoming destructive, ask God for strength and you'll soon see through the trials you face that God is doing a work in you!
Posted By Ronwyn Hughes to GrowingwithGod by Ronwyn at 1/16/2013 10:23:00 PM
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