Ask about self-control: How do we demonstrate self-control all the time? When will self-control become a skill?
4 Steps to achieve self-control:
- 1st Step: Be aware…“Watch (be aware) and pray so that you will not fall into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). Be aware of what you should and shouldn’t do, know God’s principles, know Satan’s schemes. Read the stories in the Bible about people resisting temptation and read the stories about people giving into Satan’s schemes.
- 2nd Step: Seek and know God…“Watch and pray (seek God) so that you will not fall into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). If you put effort into reaching out to Him, He will help you learn and maintain self-control.
- 3rd Step: Get out of your comfort zone…Don’t try to blend in with your culture. You need to stick out like a sore thumb. We are called to serve God and live like Christ.