We’ve all done it. We’ve all lost our tempers in a fit of anger, or slipped into panic mode during stressful situations. From hitting the snooze button for an extra hour of sleep, to having that extra scoop (or three!) of ice cream, we all have allowed ourselves to indulge in guilty pleasures from time to time. Yet, when we continually lack self-control in our lives, we break down boundaries that are keeping us safe. We become unreliable and weak, making ourselves slow-moving targets for the devil’s fiery darts. Lack of rule over our own spirits make us unfit for the service of our King. So think twice the next time you want to give in to your anger, or indulge in that extra portion of dessert. You will be much safer and stronger if you chose to control your spirit!
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” – Proverbs 25:28