Self Control In Words and Actions - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series


Bible Verse: Proverbs 16:32

“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.”

Reflect and Respond:

Do you have any encouragement about self-control that you can share with us below?


Father, please help me be self-controlled so that my words and actions reflect You. May Your name be praised! Amen.

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a year ago
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My experience is that when I allow my tongue to get ahead of good judgement, I say something regretful. But, when I stop, and mentally connect with God, my speech becomes more considerate. The model is Christ, my Lord. Let my words reflect Him.
a year ago
Self control: that's a term I wish I could say I have mastered but, without Your Holy Spirit helping me Lord, I will never gain that self mastery. Please come to my rescue.
a year ago
Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Self-control is listed in the Bible as one of the Fruits of the Spirit – a sign that Christ is in us.

Romans 8:28 - And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. When control is given up to God, only good things will come to us. Even when something seems devastating, it will come together for good.

Self-control helps us to resist temptation and avoid conforming to the things of this world. It guides our decisions, and it correlates with how we show the other fruits in our lives. ... Jesus Christ gives us the perfect example of self-control, because He lived a sinless life and possessed every fruit of the Spirit.

The Bible says in Colossians 3:15 to be led by peace in making decisions. Don't let your emotions make your decisions. A good statement to remember is this: “Wisdom says wait; emotions say hurry.”

Heavenly Father, please teach me/us how to apply moderation to everything I do. Do not let me be carried away with worldly activities, but let me be disciplined and have self-control. Let me be efficient in serving you at all times so that you can be happy with me. For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen
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