Self-control // Day 2

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Galatians 5:22-23 | NLT

Self-control may be the most difficult of the fruits to grow…if you are trying to do it alone. You do your part by praying, staying in the Word, and walking intimately with God day in and day out. In these times with God, we need to confess our sins and surrender our wills. As we surrender daily to God’s will and ways, He will produce fruit in our lives.


SELF-CONTROL // LOOK AT THE DETAILS


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STEP ONE:

Read Proverbs 16:32.  

What does this verse say is better?

 

STEP TWO:

Read Proverbs 25:28.

How does this verse describe someone who lacks self-control?  

 

STEP THREE:

Recall a time when you lost self-control.  What was the result?  What could you have done differently? How could you prepare for a response that exhibits self-control next time?

 

STEP FOUR:

Read 2 Peter 1:5-7.

Knowledge and self-control are paired together. What would your life look like if you had knowledge but not self-control?

 

STEP FIVE:

Galatians 5:16 says, “So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

Self-control is really about Spirit control. What area of your life do you desperately need the Holy Spirit to take over?

 

STEP SIX:

Pray this prayer:

Lord, please forgive me when I have chosen to sin rather than choosing to depend on You for strength. Please forgive me for not allowing your Holy Spirit to work in and through me to produce self-control. In the area of my greatest struggle, I yield myself to you. Fill me with the fruit of self-control. I love you Lord, Amen.

 

Remember that when you allow the Holy Spirit to fill you and the fruit of self-control to grow, Jesus Christ is glorified and others will be drawn to the Jesus in you. Normally when we lose control, people are repelled from us. Self-control can be a beautiful fruit in our lives that produces peace in our own lives as well as producing peace in our relationships.

// Melanie


NEXT STEPS:

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Melanie Hill

Melanie Hill holds is a private consultant in the areas of healthcare and public education.  Melanie has been held a variety of positions in the hospice industry for over 20 years.   As a hospice consultant she provides guidance and direction for hospices throughout the country concerning operational and sales leadership.  A a public education consultant she is in program development for a concept known as “community schools.”

Melanie feels blessed to have spoken at many women’s events throughout the southeast for the past 25 years. She has written two Bible studies and enjoys discipleship and biblical teaching.

Melanie and her husband, Walter, are active members of First Baptist Church where she teaches a ladies Sunday School class.  Walter is the CEO of the Wiregrass United Way and they both enjoy traveling.