Tuesday, April 30, 2019

May Scripture Writing Plan: Self Control

Happy almost May sweet friends!

The scripture writing plan this month is over
something many of us struggle with:
Self Control

Self control is just flat out HARD. 
Doing what God's word says always involves a choice for us. 
And truthfully, those choices usually go against what we WANT to do. 
We don't like denying ourselves of the things we want. 
We want what we want (chocolate, a new car, new clothes, a bigger house, a better figure, 
to fight to be right, etc) and we want it right now- with NO waiting! 
Our world is full of instant gratification. 
We make excuse after excuse for why we "deserve" things or don't want to do things 
(like exercise) or have the right to be angry about things. 

We often say things in our defense like.....
"Well, that's just how I am, I can't help it. I can't resist _______ 
(fill in the blank: alcohol, sweets, gossip, drugs, chocolate, etc). "
But truthfully? That's a big old lie. 
We are children of God Almighty who was created for more. 
Satan loves to whisper lies in our ears to get us to believe him. 

God knew that we would try and fail to do things in our own power. 
With our human effort alone, and with the devil working hard to get us to fail, 
it can seem impossible to have self-control. 
Thankfully with God- all things are possible. With God, self control is possible. 
The Lord knew we would struggle with this and so thankfully there are
 many verses about self-control in God's word. 
He reminds us over and over again that we are to have self-control, 
it's even one of the fruits of the spirit. 
We just have to ask him to help us and He promises
that He will not let us be tempted beyond what we can handle.

As we chose to do what God's word says, we grow more like Him and self-control
 becomes more evident in our lives. My prayer is that these verses are a comfort 
to you when you are working to be more disciplined in any area of your life.


FYI: I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

TO PRINT: You can find a copy of the plan in English and Spanish in the folder HERE.


{Just a reminder, don't try to print the images below or they will be blurry. Be sure to click the link to download a PDF copy!}

3 comments :

  1. This is perfect timing for me! I love it when God's plan comes together!
    Thank you Shannon! ♥

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  2. Thank you so much, Shannon. You have helped me open a dialogue with God that is deeper than at any other time in my life. God's continued blessings in your life.

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