Tag Archives: Self-control

Love Compels Us To Choose Self-control

  What is self-control? According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary self-control is defined as “restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires.” Biblically speaking, self-control is the Fruit of the Spirit that helps us stand against the temptation to give in to the flesh. Recently,  we have been on a quest to discover more about the fruit of self-control.

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When Fear Comes Crashing In

When Fear Comes Crashing In Have you ever been tempted to give in to fear? Fear is a powerful emotion. I remember when I was supposed to give my testimony at a women’s event. Although I was positive this was what God wanted me to do, my fears still taunted me. Who was I to stand up there and speak

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When Our Thoughts Run Wild

Today I am guest posting over at Jill Hoven’s blog. I’m so excited to be sharing my story on Follow His Footprints! Are you tempted to think the worst when someone pays you a compliment? Not too long ago I was getting myself ready to go out for dinner with my husband. After trying on outfit after outfit, I finally

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When My Mouth Takes Over

When My Mouth Takes Over By Jill Hoven It’s one of my worst habits. I interrupt. I don’t know why, but I’m often compelled to interject my thoughts into another’s. It’s uncontrollable. Or is it? The Bible tells us in Proverbs 25:28 how “A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (NIV) Lack of

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Standing Against the Temptations We Face

What temptation do you struggle with the most? Are you tempted to spend money you don’t have on things you don’t need? When you get together with friends are you tempted to share a bit of gossip? Maybe you’re like me, and you’ve recently been having a hard time saying no to that extra piece of cake. The struggle is

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