Self-control

The weakest area of my life is self-control. I eat more than I should, though I don’t want to, I sleep less than I should and I have major goals to change, but I don’t, I don’t exercise as much as I know would make major changes in how I feel, I remind myself constantly of the benefits of exercising but I don’t do as much as I want. It is a constant puzzle to me how impulses in me that have no intellect or motive can override my will and true desires. It makes me feel like a crazy person .

1 Corinthians 9:24-27Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

“I discipline my body and make it my slave”, my oh my, I want to be able to say that. I constantly tell people that you change by training faithfully, not by trying harder. How could I train myself to have great self control? I finished my goals already, but I think I will add one more, “I will fast at least one day a week.”

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