Contributed by Bret Toman on Jan 2, 2010
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
Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 14, 2011
Daniel Akst in a secular article called, "Whose in Charge Here?" wrote:
"Life in modern Western cultures is like living at a giant all-you-can-eat buffet offering more calories, credit, sex, intoxicants, and just about anything else one could take to excess than our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 11, 2001
It is foolish to replace self-control with abstinence: the latter is
Contributed by Rick Stacy on May 13, 2002
MIXING MUSIC WITH SELF-CONTROL
James Schaefer of the University of Minnesota did a ten-year study of a bar in Missoula, Montana. (He followed it up with a three-year study of 65 bars around Minneapolis.) His startling conclusion: country-western tunes and alcohol go together.
He found that
In the book, The Three Edwards, Thomas Costain described the life of Raynald III, a 14th century duke in what is now Belgium. Grossly overweight, Raynald was commonly called by his Latin nickname, Crassus, which means "fat."
After a violent quarrel, Raynald's younger brother Edward led a
Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 30, 2003
If you want to develop the fruit of self-control, you have to honestly answer these questions,
1. What am I a slave to? Food? Lust? Power? Money? The Past? Drugs? Alcohol? Bitterness? Jealousy? Anger? Fill in the blank?
2. What do I have to say “no” to right now?
3. What do I have to say “yes”
Edmund Hilary the first man who conquered Mount Everest was asked by an interviewer about his passions for climbing mountains. He gave this reply: "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
Peter the Great of Russia is quoted as saying, "I have been able to conquer an empire, but I have
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
British statesman Edmund Burke argued, "men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 30, 2003
In his book, When God Whispers Your Name, Max Lucado writes:
I choose self-control …
I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my
Contributed by John Shearhart on Jul 1, 2006
“One of the basic characteristics of infancy is a lack of self-control. Not only do babies need diapers, they must be carried because they lack the necessary control and muscle coordination to sit up much less walk or run. If babies are healthy and normal, in time they will develop more and more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Minimize friction and create harmony. You can get friction for nothing, but harmony
Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
Kurt Cobain died about 8 years ago. I remember the day I picked up the newspaper and read about it. He was the founder and lead singer of the rock group "Nirvana." His death was a suicide. He took a shotgun, pointed it to his head, and killed himself. The newspaper was filled with the words of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 19, 2015
Around here in Boston, Patriots Day is famously known for “The Boston Marathon” in which runners from all over the world participate. I watched with keen interest as the gun shot went off for the 116th Boston Marathon. Upmost in every ones mind was the question “Who will get the grand prize worth
Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jan 22, 2013
YOU CAN'T EAT JUST ONE
Lays® Potato Chips uses the slogan "You can't eat just one." They know a secret: most of us will lose self-control and give in to temptation if they can get us to just eat one. One gives in to two; two in to five; and before you know it, you've eaten an entire bag of
Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s
Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 17, 2008
Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love's touch. Goodness is love's character. Faithfulness is love's habit. Gentleness is love's self-forgetfulness.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
Love is the key. Joy is love singing; peace is love resting; long-suffering is love enduring; kindness is love's touch; goodness is love's character; faithfulness is love's habit; gentleness is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Some wonder that children should be given to young mothers. But what instruction does the babe bring to the mother She learns patience, self-control, endurance; her very arm grows strong