The Importance of Self-Control in Christian Life

The Importance of Self-control in Christian Life

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In Christian life there is special practice and have importance of self-control; without this there is no true witness bear from the born-again believer’s life. In Christian life there is no place of superficial action because the word of God requires the inside purity means whatever the person is doing it should be done from the core of the heart. A man alone can’t do this alone, without the help of God human being couldn’t follow His word. God already knew that’s why after ascension of Jesus Christ, God sent His Holy Spirit on earth to help His children who wants to walk with Him according to His word. As we read in the Bible Acts 2:4; these verses tells us that those disciples who were filled Holy Spirit were speaking in tongues as Holy enabled them. So, in the same way we follow God’s word by the power of Holy Spirit. As a spiritual being when we filled with Holy Spirit, He enables His fruits in us. We can read in

Galatians 5:22-25

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

Today we are talking about self-control. It ought to be cleared upon us that in these verses there in nothing about controlling others but ourselves. How can we walk in self-control; it is a huge topic to discuss but in short we would see the very important part in self-control. That is to control our emotions; because our emotions are the main target of devil. The devil brings us deep in our emotion whenever hard times come, as we start walk through our emotions, we start doing everything which is against the word of God. At this time when we mess our emotions we take bad decisions, we speak so bad even we can do many major sins in our life although we could realize after that but devil steels our joy, peace, time and even many precious relations. So, we have to tame our emotions through the word of God. The very easy way to walk in self-control is being a spiritual person we are act like spiritual person. If somebody is behaving badly to us; the very first thing we are to do is to pray for us shortly, for instance our prayer should be “Lord help me because I don’t want to be offended, I am not letting devil allow steeling my precious things from me.”

In such critical times we can remember ourselves the word of God and confess it against that situation. For instance if somebody insulted us severely we can confess that Jesus Christ taught not to revenge back but to forgive and pray for our enemies. Through walking in self-control we can enjoy God’s real joy, peace and love because it is God’s pure will. Amen

  • Saqib Saleem
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