No one wants to admit to lacking it, nor admit to needing more. We spend a lot of time in denial:
“I just had a few cookies.”
“You pushed me to my breaking-point!”
Obviously, we – ourselves, are out of control. Some people suffer in more serious ways. Whether we struggle say no at the register or we can’t say no to a substance, it seems we’ve forgotten who we are. 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
After we accept Christ, we can replace self with Christ. Now we no longer need to rely on self (who always lets us down)! We can rely on Christ (who never lets us down)!
Does that mean that every day will be easy and temptation-free? No. But, we are reminded in 1 John 4:4, “But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”
Salvation through Christ promotes us from self-control to Christ-control. And, when Christ is in control – we’re destined for greatness!
Read about self-control:
2 Timothy 1:7
1 Peter 4:7