Why is self control so hard? I've been learning - not how to control myself but why its so hard. Self control is NOT controlling my environment so that I am not provoked (as if you could do that in a family environment!!) I've tried. I've failed. And then when my "environment" spins out of my control I lose control of myself!
Hmmm... Myself - the only part I have control over! I have a choice how I feel. I have a choice what I say. I have a choice HOW I say it! I have a choice - why doesn't it feel like a choice???
Back to the Bible - it really is the center of everything! "Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34) When my hear is overflowing with love - my words will be loving. When my heart is overflowing with anger my words will be angry.
I guess I need a heart renovation. Put up the yellow tape - I think its time for an overhaul!