Self Control isn’t an easy thing to do without the help of God. Everyday we have the opportunity to practice self-control. What will I allow to come out of my mouth, what will I put into my body, how will I spend my money, and the list goes on and on. Everyday I have the choice in how I choose to react to the situations in my life.
Some people may never go to church or seek Jesus, but the bottom line is that people are watching everyday to see if my faith in God is real. People want to know if He can really make a difference in their life? Actions speak louder than any words we can use to tell people about Christ. The question is, “Are our actions reflecting Christ in us?” Will people see something different in me and want to know how I could react in such a different way than the world would respond. If I demonstrate self-control, then I can turn around and tell people that the difference in me is Christ. He in the one that helps me to react differently, in a manner that is self controlled, restrained, and diabolically different that what is expected. God wants us to be self-controlled because when we do, people can see Him in us and we can actually be a testimony for Him. So the question that begs to be asked, “Is my life a reflection of Christ in me?” The answer can definitely be yes, if we allow Jesus to help make up the difference.