I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. Romans 7:15. Truth be told, many times I've felt the way Apostle Paul felt when he wrote the scripture mentioned above. I'm sure some of you have also felt this way and can testify to how annoying it can be. Ladies, the only way to survive in this world that the enemy controls is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. This is the only way to stop doing those things you find yourself doing but really don't want to do them.
The perfect example of self-control is Jesus. He had no sin - the ultimate act of self-control. He was in the flesh when he came to earth, had a body like yours with blood flowing through His veins. He went through several temptations and I'm sure not every temptation was captured in the Scriptures yet Jesus had enough self-control to keep Himself from doing wrong things. The amazing thing is, this same Jesus lives in you and I so we have the capacity to live a life free of sin by the grace of God. Also, the Proverbs 31 woman...scripture says she stewards her time and money well and isn’t wasteful - another attitude of a self-controlled woman.
Are you currently struggling with sin? Is there a particular sin that easily besets you? Do you desire to have power to overcome this sin? I have been there and things only changed when I surrendered to God. When I told him that I desired to be good, to be faithful, to be honest, to be humble, to forgive people who hurt me. I didn't stop speaking to God because I was desperate for help and for a change. I want to encourage you to speak to God today. It's really as easy as saying..Dear God, you are my Helper. I desperately need help to stop lying, to forgive, to stop fornication, adultery. Lord please help me not to be proud or jealous. I desire to be just like you. He will surely answer...just speak! #speak #speakup #pray #selfcontrol #fruitofthespirit #Jesus #Helper #Help #Fruit #Fruitful #queens #royalty #royals #blessed #wise #wisdom #woman #womensempowerment - 3 hours ago