A lady once called her husband at home and said, “The brakes went out on the car. I need you to come and get me.”
“Okay”, he replied. “Where are you?”
“I’m at the drugstore.”
“Where is the car?”
“It’s here in the drugstore with me.”
It’s bad when your car goes out of control. It’s also a terrible thing when a person’s life goes out of control. Fortunately, we Christians have the ability to put on the brakes and prevent our lives from careening out of control. This ability comes through the Holy Spirit that God has given every believer.
While there are circumstances that are beyond our control, we are able to make certain choices that keep us moving along safely on life’s highway. Let’s make sure that we practice our God-given ability to live a life that is under God’s control.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is…self-control.”—Galatians 5:22-23