It's that character quality that teaches us to place:
- needs above desires
- others above ourselves
- God’s kingdom above our kingdom
I need self-control to kick me off the couch...turn off the TV...make me turn off the computer...get me up when I'd rather stay in bed.
Self-control is a key ingredient in the character of everyone who successfully keeps a house, stays in shape, serves well in ministry, is a good employee, a good parent or good spouse.
It’s an important step in living a godly life (2 Peter 1:3-8). And it only grows and takes root in us as we practice it.
Are you lacking self-control in some aspect of your life?