In Control

fruit-of-the-spirit-tree11A mother was teaching her young daughter the fruit of the Spirit, from Galatians 5:22-23. When she thought she had the list memorized, she recited it for her mother: “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and remote control!”

Of course, it is not remote control. It is self-control that is on the list of the fruit of the Spirit.

The control that we are to exercise over our lives does not come from some remote place. It comes from within. This is not to say that it is from our own power. It is the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in the follower of Jesus that allows him or her to live a life of self-control.

Are you showing this fruit? Too many people who claim to follow Jesus are living lives that show very little self-control.

Are you allowing God to control your life?

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