1 Timothy 3 New International Version (NIV)
1 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an
overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach,
faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able
to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome,
not a lover of money.
While all these attributes of an overseer are desirable, for
today I just want to pick on one of them; self-control.
Self-control, an aspect of inhibitory control, is the
ability to regulate one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviour in the face of
temptations and impulses. As an executive function, self-control is a cognitive
process that is necessary for regulating one's behaviour in order to achieve
specific goals. (Wikipedia)
The law of control is one of the mental laws. Law of Control
states you feel positive about yourself to the degree to which you feel that
you are in control of your own life and you feel negative about yourself to the
degree that you feel not in control of your own life or that you are controlled
by some external person, force or influence.
Self-control begins with taking charge of your thinking. You
can take action or you can walk away to exercise control.
May the Lord give strength to your will today in the face of
all options and distractions in Jesus’ name