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.


Self-Control Poem

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



“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