Written by guest writer: Channing Love
Have you ever been ‘hot;’ I mean ‘MAD HOT’ about a situation that was actually so trivial in nature (or, maybe it wasn’t! It could’ve really been something on a large scale that warranted getting angry over) to the point it kept you obsessing over how you could ever so “nicely” check the person(s) involved (despite the fact that they were guilty or innocent) once the opportunity presented itself?
I’ve been there, done that (more often than not) and it takes alot out of you-mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
It’s exhausting but somehow the urge to ‘stick it’ to whomever or whatever that got your blood boiling was still seemingly more important than holding your peace. That’s a problem! Seriously.
It’s bad enough that 2020 has presented to us the reality of a global pandemic. It’s even more worse (as a child of God) to know that His “...royal priesthood...peculiar people (1 Peter 2:9)” are going through a spiritual pandemic: barely producing enough fruit.
While sitting here, crying; He’s reminding me that His children are not to act how the world acts. While the world is in an uproar, rioting like brute beasts; God’s children are to walk in the Spirit, bearing the fruit of Self-Control. He’s tired of us bashing one another (whether through thought, word or deed) and tearing each other down.
Love is what He commands. Love is what He demands and we can’t do that without first manifesting self-control in our own lives. In my closing, I have some questions that I would like to leave with you:
How has self-control been displayed in your own life?
What can you do to better walk in it?
What do you hope self-control produces after you put it in action?
*Self-realization, self-actualization, and self-evaluation are the best pieces of advice that anybody can give to themselves to heed.*
It starts with YOU. The rest will fall into place. It’s hard-work but it’s far from being un-obtainable.
Love ya and Be Blessed in Jesus name!
Proverbs 16:32 “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”