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For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

1 Timothy 1:7

Self-discipline is when a person can control their emotions, and seek to be controlled by the Spirit. How can we be free in Christ if we do not have self-discipline? Without self-discipline we may be angry at incidents that may occur each day. God wants us to be free in Christ and not be burdened by a yoke of slavery to the world.

We overcome our lack of self-discipline and reap the blessing of being in control through the Holy Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) If we have the Spirit of God within us, and we have the fruit of the Spirit.; and with the Spirit, we have self-discipline that comes from a heart of love and peace.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7) We take our anxious emotions and give them to the Lord through prayer and thankfulness, and we pray He gives us peace.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesian 6:12) Our enemy is Satan who causes evil in the world. We have love for all people but we hate the evil that people show; and we seek to help people to know Christ and have self-discipline.

Today seek to have self-discipline and seek to use Godly wisdom in every situation.

Prayer: Lord, replace all my negative emotions with your love and peace, and help me to put everything in your hands and live with victory. In Jesus name, Amen