Our Sphere of Control

“The fruit of the Spirit is . . . self-control.” (Galatians 5:22, 23)

We all have an opinion about someone or something, but in the end all that we have control over is ourselves: our thoughts, our attitude, our actions. Oftentimes we confuse understandable with justified. Sometimes our actions–or reactions–are understandable given the circumstances, but whether or not their justifiable is another matter entirely.

Make sure that your behavior isn’t reflecting a lack of self-control. God has called you–with the Spirit’s help and power–to exercise control over yourself–not your spouse, your neighbor, or your coworker. Focus on the area of life that God did entrust to you…pray over the rest.

Remember the old adage: sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.

Pastor Joe


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