Self-control = Love-controlled ~ October 18

Self-control is Love-controlled

I think that’s pretty cool!

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Self-control is one of the things we definitely need God’s help with. I believe we are who we are, and what we are by His design and, even when we are filled with God’s Holy Spirit and bear fruit to share with the world, we will remain the unique person He created us to be.

We’re all creatures of habit and physical desires; and without the spirit of God within us, we tend to do whatever fills those earthly desires. However, when we focus our thoughts on God and His love for us, allowing Him to instill His Spirit and love in in our hearts, we begin to see things His way. We begin to see through eyes that see the world in a loving, unselfish way. With God’s love as our guide, our desires change, and we are no longer controlled by our earthly desires, but by His love.

I guess you could say that self-control is love-controlled. I think that’s pretty cool!


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