Thursday, January 19, 2017

Self Control - Message Minute

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Self-control has always been a hard discipline for me.  I remember as a young man the time  I had the hood popped, leaning over my engine standing on a milk crate, and suddenly the crate slipped and tipped!   I fell and wacked the back of head on the hood.  It was everything I could do to hold back my tongue and my body from lashing out at anything to release my frustration.  Yet, I knew self-control was something I wanted, and that day I proved victorious in the battle over myself.

Paul admits that it is a challenge even for him when he says, "For I do not understand my own actions.  I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate." (Romans 7:15)

Yet there is hope for Paul, for me, and for you when he admits "Wretched man that I am!  Who will delivery me from this body of death!  Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. " (Romans 7:24-25a)

I believe in the power of prayer, the accountability of friends,  and in the power of Jesus Christ to change lives.  Today, put forth effort to control your unwanted impulses and urges.  Ask God and friends for help and direction as you battle to gain control of yourself.  You'll be glad you did!

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