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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Self Control/Starve Bad Habits

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

Who out there needs self control? Maybe to stop biting your nails? Perhaps eating less to lose weight is an issue? Is smoking a nasty habit you are trying to let go of? Controlling the tongue and what you say could be the problem. Whatever it is, God is a God of self control. Self control is one of the fruits of the spirit that is beneficial in so many areas of our life.

Controlling self is just that. Make it happen. Don't 'feed' a bad habit. Starve those bad habits right out of existence. I have heard it said it takes 21 days to form a new positive habit. God can help you and you can have the control you need to move ahead in your issue of control,in whatever it is that is dragging you down.

Look at the list of the fruits of the spirit in the verse for today. Aim at feeding all those good fruits and letting go of things that are causing your 'fruit' to not grow. You can do it!

PRAYER: I can indeed do all things with your help Lord. I do not need to rely on my own effort. You alone give me strength. I choose to think positive in the areas I need self control in. In Jesus' name. Amen

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