Galatians 5:22(NLT) But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.

Every one of us has gotten angry and lost our temper, only to regret it. Every one of us has allowed our schedule to get so overloaded that, looking back over the week; we must admit to ourselves, if we are honest, we had not stopped to pray even once. Every one of us has eaten too much, even when we promised we wouldn’t.

Who hasn’t fought yet again the old battle with lust or greed or materialism or anger or envy? There is an answer to this daily dilemma, a solution that is easy to identify. There is a secret to holding back. “Self-control”; that’s the key, that’s the answer. The best synonym for self-control is “discipline.” Self-control means “inner strength.” The fruit of the Spirit is self-control. Self-control frees us from slavery of sin in our lives. Self-control stops bad habits. It checks us, It halts us, It prevents us!

Thank God for the Fruit of the Spirit, NOW all we have to do is use it and apply it to our lives. Blessings and love to you all!!!

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