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Don’t be a Christian without control. Self-control is a virtue of the spirit that you must embrace and cultivate in your life. The difference between a flood and a river is control, a river is a body of water that has control; control brings blessing.  No matter how gifted you are, without control you are a danger going somewhere to happen. A flood is an uncontrolled body of water that destroys and damages life and property. It carries filth and all kinds of dirt but the major thing is lack of control.

Giftedness and power without control causes great damage. The greatest dams that generate great and good electricity are the results of great control. Self-control keeps you in divine purpose, makes you last long and keeps you growing. 

The scripture is filled with examples of those who had no self-control. Samson was a great man, greatly anointed, and blessed. He was a terror to God’s enemies and God’s people but he didn’t last. He was cut short in his prime because of the lack of self-control. The wicked caught him, took his eyes out and turned him into a source of entertainment; lack of self-control was his problem. If you will last in life and destiny, you must work self-control into your life daily. Tomorrow, we will look at some specific things you must have control over as you journey in life.

PRAYER: Lord, I receive strength and divine enablement to exert self-control over major critical issues of life and my defining moments in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bible in a year: 2 Chronicles 1:1-3:17, Romans 6:1-23, Psalm 16:1-11, Proverbs 19:20-21