1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace long-suffering, gentleness, faith, meekness, self-control”
1 Corinthians 14:32 “And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets”
These verses show us the importance of self-control (self-discipline) over our own bodies… and this is what the majority of people LACK.
Look around you…. people want to lose weight, but lack the discipline to do it…. some want to play the piano (or achieve some other skill) but lack the discipline to practice…. in all these cases they want an end-result with NO effort on their part… and there are quite a few tricksters ready to take their money by offering an “easy way” to get results (usually a scam).
God wants you to have self-discipline and it is a fruit of the spirit, but we need to exercise it….. just like faith… it begins to work for us when we actually put it into operation.
Resolve today to make a commitment and STICK TO IT !
But always remember BALANCE…. do not get addicted to self-control itself…. beyond using it as a tool to manage time and control other “addictions” in your life.