The Tyranny Of Self…

I realize this sounds hard. Delaying gratification, doing what’s right, surrendering your will. It might seem like teeth-gritting, white-knuckling stuff. But it isn’t. As we’ll discover, though building self-control requires effort, it gets easier as you go. Eventually, it can feel like gliding. In a beautiful twist of biblical irony, submission leads to victory. Surrender produces freedom. As you are liberated from the tyranny of

The Tyranny Of Self…2020-01-02T22:09:47+00:00

No Fruit, No Root…

“We tend to think of self-control as a strictly human enterprise, but Scripture describes self-control as a product of being connected to God. It’s something that grows when your life is rooted in divine reality. In fact, if it’s missing, your faith may be a ruse. No fruit, no root.”~ Drew Dyck

No Fruit, No Root…2019-12-10T19:35:53+00:00

Proactive Self-Control…

“Social scientists define self-control as the ability to resist negative impulses. But when the Bible mentions self-control, it usually has something bigger in mind. Yes, it involves the ability to resist doing something you shouldn’t. But it also has a proactive element. It refers to the ability to do something you should.”~ Drew Dyck

Proactive Self-Control…2019-09-26T17:26:02+00:00

The Foundation of Self-Control…

“Self-control isn’t just one good character trait, a nice addition to the pantheon of virtues. It’s foundational. Not because it’s more important than other virtues, but because the others rely upon it.Think about it. Can you be faithful to your spouse without self-control? Can you be generous without self-control? Peaceable? Selfless? Honest? Kind? No, even the most basic altruism requires suspending your own interests to

The Foundation of Self-Control…2019-09-24T19:08:50+00:00

Think About It…

"If there is one thing that God's children ought to stop doing, it is praying for all of our opposition (negative circumstances and people) to go away. Paul never prayed for his problems to go away, nor did he advise anyone else to do so. Instead, he prayed for the strength to endure whatever came with good temper; he prayed for discipline and self-control, and

Think About It…2018-01-11T18:17:41+00:00
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