Self Control - Fruit of the Holy Spirit

Are you ready to talk about self control? It may depend on how you are doing with your emotions in relationships and situations you are currently involved in. Emotions need to be controlled regardless of what emotion is being emitted from your brain. Anger and frustration may be on our list of top emotions we need to have control over. But the emotions that come with over indulging in anything in our lives also need to have self control. i.e. eating, drinking, shopping,

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry," James 1:19 NIV

When we are tempted, our self control can take a back seat to what we are being tempted with. Do you binge eat or drink? Do you self medicate? Are you in debt because you continually shop or gamble? Are you a hoarder?

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV

Let us pray to God for the Holy Spirit within us to give us the fruit of self control when we need to guard our tongue, thoughts and actions.