Day 21: Self-Control

You have power over your mind... realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

If you truly want change in your life, you will have to acquire self-control. When you consider different behavior, whether you are thinking about losing weight, quitting smoking or drinking, changing your career or anything else that is significant, you are going to have to deny yourself and exercise self-control. This is one of the most difficult parts of changing your life. That's why many people will never lose significant weight, will never quit bad habits, will never invest the time and money into going in the direction of their dreams AND it is why most people will never change their lives for God. But, you are different because you really are going to change your life for God. This will require self-control. Did you think it would be easy?

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13, NIVĀ