Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.Proverbs 25:28
A Christian should always be in a state of self-control that comes from the Holy Spirit. Lack of self -control can cause us trouble, especially when it involves others. I have seen lack of self- control cause incarceration, broken marriages, broken families, losing friends, and losing jobs. Life is much more pleasant when we are in control of ourselves and walk with Godly wisdom. and peace.
God can change us and give us peace and joy, but if we don’t think God can change us, then we have already given up in defeat. Godly wisdom with a heart of love, is always better than loss of self-control. Nobody wants to be around a person with an emotionally explosive personality.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23). The Holy Spirit brings God’s love to us, and if we read the Word and have a church family, we will soon live with peace and joy, and be willing to help others.
Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19) To gain self-control we need to pray for God’s power for peace, but Satan tempts us to avoid peace, because he wants us to be out of control and angry.
Pray for God’s help, for guidance from the Holy Spirit, read the Word, fellowship with other Christians; and seek a heart of God’s peace and love. If you continue doing these things with a determination to overcome, we will experience victory through the power of Christ. Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)
Today, seek to walk in a state of peace and love, and show self-control. Christ was always in self-control, and we are to reflect Christ.
Prayer: Lord, fill my heart with your love, peace, and joy, and take away any thoughts of anger. Let my words today be uplifting, caring, and reflect your love. In Jesus name, Amen.