Restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions, or desires. [Webster’s]
ForGod did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven & cringing & fawning fear), but He has given us a spirit of power & of love & of calm & a well-balanced mind & discipline & self-control.
2nd Timmothy 1:7 [Amplified]
Many times we think of self-control as something negative that we need to take hold of, eliminate, or change. That shouldn’t always the case. When we don’t do something that will make our lives better because of fear, uncertainty, & insecurity that too is a lack of self control.
What am I getting at? Well, Webster says that when we restraint our impulses, emotions, & desires that’s self-control.
So…If you want to make a new friend for instance, but you’re afraid the person won’t like you, you’re uncertain that you’ll have anything in common, or you’re insecure because you don’t look like them, talk like them, have as much money as them…That! My friend, is also considered a lack of self-control.
This week, using 2 Timothy 1:7 as your confidence. I challenge you to take a different kind of chance, one that that stretches you as a person, spiritually, or physically. You just might surprise yourself 🕊