Why we need Self Control As Christians
Written by Reverend Penelope Dean Hibbitts
Part of becoming a Christian is learning how to relinquish the self control you exerted over your life and give it to the Lord.
Now that is easier said than done for most people. It may be difficult but it is not impossible.
The first step is giving everything that is yours including material items, your words, thoughts and deeds to the Lord. Sound strange?
It is not so strange. Stop and think about this for a minute. God can take better care of things than you can. That does not mean you can just sit around and not do anything. The Lord meant for us to work, take care of our homes, our families, and spread His word.
Too many times the door to temptation can be opened by staying in our old patterns of behavior. New Christians sometimes find it difficult to refuse their buddies and friends when they want to do something even when they know it is wrong.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to isolate ourselves from people, places and things that remind us of our old behavior patterns and spend some real time praying and reading the Holy Bible.
We should be filling our thoughts with the Word of God. The more of His Word you get in you the less room there is for evil thoughts. The more time you spend studying the Word, the less time you will have to do bad things. Not only that but you get the added benefit of developing a closer relationship with the Lord and you learn new ways of thinking and behaving that will change everything in your life for the better.