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Self Control
« on: October 28, 2020, 08:32:22 PM »

I was going through things in my mind/inner man/  today / meditating/thinking/ as unto the Lord.

The Lord reminded me that the fruit of His Spirit was, "self control"

Woo ..

So I ask "how do i have self control - when it is a Holy Spirit thing and not of myself !


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Re: Self Control
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 08:45:39 PM »
I mean - how do you control things outside of your ability ? re: corana virus [I won't give it a capital letter]

I suppose here in this instance- The Holy Spirit must give you control - as He is a fruit - in you.

Mmmmm - don't feel it, so I will go on - to ask more and question this...

I know what you feel and what God does - is different - so I have to believe that God is giving me self control... in all the confusion.

Whatever my circumstance..

I will start a diary ASAP

 But meanwhile - I hand it over to you - as a question..

So I ask "how do i have self control - when it is a Holy Spirit thing and not of myself !

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Re: Self Control
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2020, 03:51:17 AM »
Well musing, fruit of the spirit is an ability to control yourself to allow God freedom through and in you. 
So eating the fruit has the effect of less of me and more of You Lord. 
Maybe the more fruit you eat, the more of God can manifest. 
You are fed by what comes out of your mouth. 
You are known by your fruits.
Out of the mouth shows the heart.
Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, the more you embrace that, the more of God can shine through/speak/reach out/connect etc to others.

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Re: Self Control
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 08:54:31 PM »
So I ask "how do i have self control - when it is a Holy Spirit thing and not of myself !
Self control is the gift of the Holy Spirit to you. It means that you possess the gift. "To him who has, more will be given" Matt 13:12

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Re: Self Control
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 10:48:14 AM »
Let's look at what the scriptures say.

        But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
Galatians 5:18-‬26 ESV     

        For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
2 Peter 1:5-‬7 ESV

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
Proverbs 25:28 ESV

So it is made very clear that self control is a very important aspect of our Christian life we must always be ready to use it to reject evil in all its forms always choosing the word of God over the word of man.

Love and Peace


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