Thursday, January 29, 2009


I was thinking yesterday about control, and how I control everything I eat. And only I control that. I am trying to control my calorie intake with 1200 calories a day which include 3 meals, and 3 snacks to help me release those pounds. The scales are dropping. I control every bite that goes in my mouth and only I can change what I do or don't eat. So what is self-control and what does the Bible say about it. So I went searching.

The definition of self- control is control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.

We control a lot of things in our life and their are a lot of things we have no control over. Some of the things I thought about that I have no control over are:
1. Parents
2. Siblings
3. Where we are born
4. The color of our eyes (I know we can change it with contacts)
5. The color of our hair (I know we can change it, too)

Things we can control
1. Our emotions and reactions to everything!!! These are all choices we make and we choose to get mad, upset, angry,etc.!!!
2. Every Word That I Speak!!!
3. Who our friends are
4. Who we marry
5. What we eat, and whether or not we exercise or not
6. Where we live

What are some of the things you can think of that you can and can't control?

So now I am on a mission to learn what the Bible says about self-control and how I need to apply it to my life. I did find in Galatians 5 :22 that it is one of the fruits of the Spirit. Oh MY!!

In Christ


chadandnikki said...

Although we can't control how other react to us, we can control how we react to them. Jesus through me, is my goal.

Lil Red Momma said...

One of the hardest things for me as a mother is that I cannot control my children. I don't mean control as in they run over us, I mean that no matter what I say ultimately it is still their desicion as to whether they are going to obey or disobey. As a Christian I am reminded that this is the same control issue between myself and our Lord, He has given me guidelines but it is still ultimately my desicion to obey or not. I can only pray that I make the right desicions for my life and follow His will!