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ON SELF-CONTROL


When I’m at the pizza buffet and I’ve already had more than enough to eat, and I know there’s a good chance another slice will make me miserable for the next 3-4 hours and I eat it anyway .... I lack self control.


When I decide to stay up late and play video games or surf the internet, knowing full well that I have to be up early the next morning and I’ll be so tired I’ll feel sick all day .... I lack self control.


When I procrastinate doing my taxes, leaving myself in a last minute panic to get it done .... I lack self control.


When I spend, spend, spend and never save ... I lack self control.


When I watch 5 hours of TV a day, but spend only a few minutes in Bible study and prayer .... I lack self control.


When I choose the pleasures of sin, enjoying them for a short time ... forfeiting the long term and eternal blessings of living in obedience to Christ, I lack self control.


Self control is the ability to choose wise actions. If we are going to put our hope in heaven, we will need to make wise choices about what we allow into our minds. We can choose the kind of thoughts we think. We can choose the factors that influence our minds. Putting your hope in heaven is a matter of feeding on God’s word, considering God’s truth, allowing thoughts of the eternal to fill your mind. And removing those influences that dull your sensitivity to spiritual things.

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