Controlling the Main Thing

Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness. Second Peter 1:6

Self-control, – ‘keeping myself self under the management of my heart and soul as I place them into the hands of God.’ – I think we can understand what that involves.

Most of us have worked for people who had little if any self-control. One moment we knew what they wanted and the next we were on a different page. Christ warns us in His word that as His followers we need to develop self-control and in doing so we will also develop patient and godliness.  Our world needs a lot of godliness today.  I see so many people, yes even Christians, which do not have lives that reflect the glory and goodness of God. I see us as angry and vocal as the world outside of God. Mean spirited and rude.   It is no wonder that people are not being attracted to Christ, we are not allowing His love and life to shine through us.

At the job, in your home, with your friends, nothing will draw them quicker to the Lord than your good life. Not ‘acting’ like we are special or holy, but in a very real way living as if Christ was inside of us calling the plays. On the same tract nothing will move them further from the Lord than a hateful, sinful, selfish life.

Ivan

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