Conquering The Battle Of Self-Control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
(Galatians 5:22-23)

Every believer needs self-control! It’s a mark that signifies we are walking with God. Looking at what self-control does and doesn’t do can help you with your own personal struggle in you daily battle for self-control.

What does self-control do? When you are walking by the Spirit, His self-control is evident and reflects these strengths:

  1. Self-control controls and checks the self.
  2. Self-control restrains the self.
  3. Self-control disciplines and masters the self.
  4. Self-control holds in and commands the self.
  5. Self-control says, “NO!” to self.

What does self-control not do? Knowing at what God’s self-control isn’thelps us understand this important fruit of the Spirit:

  1. Self-control does notyield to temptation.
  2. Self-control does notgive in to desires.
  3. Self-control does notparticipate in sin.
  4. Self-control does notindulge itself.
  5. Self-control does notsatisfy itself.

Self-control is a fruit of strength. By God’s grace, you can be this strong—strong enough not to do these things.

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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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