Self Control Day 4:
Today we talked about the need to self control your habits.
Bad habits and temptations have strong pulls. The first step to breaking their pull is to admit you are powerless and seek God's power over your habits.
Show No Mercy! Temptation is your enemy. You need to declare to your temptations that you are not their slave!! Out with the old, in with the new! I get so excited and pumped up then the lazy one in me whines "Oh so much easier said than done.. blah blah blah " I CAN do it. I just have to want to.
Here is my little habit chart I filled out:
New Habit: // Replaces this old habit:
get dressed in gentleness and patience // overreacting to my kids
bear with the kids // trying to avoid some situations
FORGIVE // bashing thru bitterness
put on love which encompasses all // putting on worry
be ruled by peace // instead of anxiety
fill up with Christ // instead of the world
spend time with the word // instead of worldy magazines or tv
speak and act in the name of Jesus // instead of speaking and acting like a little devil
Self control of your schedule:
Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to what they want to to.
To me that is pretty self explanatory.
Use every chance you have for doing good because these are evil times. So do not be foolish but learn what the Lord wants you to do. Ephesians 5:16-17
This means use the chances you have to do good NOT overload yourself with every good thing that comes along.
We, as women especially, find it hard to say no. We always want to help everyone even if we don't really want to do the task. One of the commandments is to honor the Sabbath. Today I learned the Hebrew word shabath means to stop, to cease from doing.
Have you scheduled time to "cease from doing???"