Having self-control is very hard. We can not do it alone. We need Jesus to help us when things get really hard. Having self-control means that sometimes we need to STOP or say NO to something, but it also means there are times when we need to say YES and DO somethings. I have a short list of items some ways to help you have that self-control, and when things get hard, ask for Jesus to help you do these things.
Think to your self I WILL:
Control my actions and words - think before I act or speak
Control my temper - take a deep breath and do not act out in anger
Control my desires - respect others and their belongings
Control my body - Sit still and be quiet when appropriate
Control my health - choose healthy habits
This is just a small list of items even someone who is young can work on with the encouragement of parents, teachers, and of course help from Jesus.
I will always think before I act,
I’ll practice sitting still.
I will eat the things I really need,
And stop when I am fill.
I will use the best of manners,
And if I get all upset.
I will not burst out with anger,
But will keep my self in check.
My character is what will make
A leader out of me.
So next time through
Let’s say it more enthusiastically.
Courtesy of Characterfirsteducation.com
MORE TO THINK ABOUT:
“Remember this, my dear friends! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:9
“ Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
“Each of you should look not only at your own interests, but also the interest of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ…” Philippians 2:4-5