A Self Controlled
Posted: Wednesday, October 21
Have you ever seen a broken down wall? A wall that has fallen into disrepair is not good for anything. Walls are built to separate, protect, and slow the attacks of the enemy. A broken wall is not able to its job.
We all are in a daily battle with self. You cannot spell the word SIN without I being in the middle of it. All sin is a struggle with self. When I don’t control myself, I fail to win the struggle with sin. A self under control is a person that is committed to living the life that God has called them to. Jesus said, in Luke 9:23, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.” (NLT) You cannot follow God without self-control.
As we go through life, we build walls, boundaries, or fences between us and our sin. We build safe guards that give us freedom. As long as we stay within the boundaries, we have freedom. As soon as we break through the walls, we return to a place of sin. We must live a life that has self-control. We willfully limit our lives so that we don’t find ourselves in places we don’t need to be. We make choices to live within the confines of God’s love.