SELF-CONTROL: A Gift to Your Future Self
Self-control means having power over your body’s desires and passions. It will determine the outcome of the battle between flesh and spirit. Without self-control, it is impossible to succeed in anything, whether in sports, weight goals, relationships, or career. That includes the spiritual life. Society calls this having will power, but is that the same? As we close out our worship series, we end with the fruit that’s necessary to make all others possible. Only when we cultivate the fruit of self-control can the other fruits be grown in us.
Reflection Questions: In your life where do you struggle with self-control? What is the difference between will power and the fruit of self-control? Why are all the other fruits dependent upon self-control? Looking back on the series, what is the fruit of the Spirit you most want to cultivate in your life and how will you do it?