Self-control – Learn to Discipline Your Body and Control You!

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Take control of your life. Visit the Bible study, Self-control.

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Athletes exercise self-control in all things; I discipline my body and keep it under control – from 1 Corinthians 9:25a and 27a”

Scripture and thought for the day:

Acts 24:16 Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, bodily appetites, and worldly desires, endeavoring in all respects] to have a clear (unshaken, blameless) conscience, void of offense toward God and toward men. (AMP)

Excerpt from the Self-control Bible study:

Now that I write about the topic I realize my first mindful bout with using self-control was strange. It was September 2013, I struggled with an addiction, ‘potato chips’—did I alarm you with the word addiction?

Yes, a potato chip addiction, some may laugh and think “what is the big deal”? The big deal is an addiction of any kind shows lack of control.

Is it a sin to love potato chips? Of course not, but it is not good to eat too many every day. I realize now that I was not in control of my eating habit. It was like I had the munchies every day.

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (25 and 27), Paul compared himself to an athlete who “exercises self-control in all things” (World English Bible) to win a temporal prize. In comparison, we are striving for an eternal prize, should we be more disciplined in all things?

There is a reason self-control is one of the gifts or I should say fruit of the Holy Spirit…

For more, please visit the Bible study, Self-control.

Have a good day and be blessed— Tim.

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