Some of you may be asking, what is self control? In a nutshell, it has to do with delaying short term gratification for long term outcomes. Many of you have likely heard of the experiment with the children and the marshmallows. They were given the option of eating one marshmallow right away or waiting for several minutes and then being able to get two marshmallows. These children were tracked for years and it was found that those who waited to eat the marshmallows fared better in life – namely, were better adjusted emotionally, less likely to abuse drugs, had better relationships, handled stress better, etc.
How well do you control yourself – including your words/tongue, your habits, your feelings, and even your body? If you know you need better control, why not first ask God for His help and then do what you can on your part to discipline yourself. Your body and mind will love you for it!