Devotional: Avoid Pulling At The Snag, Engage Self Control

Proverbs 25:28
He that has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Have you ever been in this “place”, where you thought the best thing you could do for you and everyone else was for you to stay locked away in your room for the day?

Visiting one of my favorite thrift stores one time, I chose a sweater I liked. I could just imagine how cute it would look with something I had at home already. In my mind, I had the ensam neatly put together, earrings, necklace, hat, shoes-EVERYTHING…and then I goofed.

As I do, I shuffled through my buggy to find things I could put back to justify getting the sweater. I didn’t mind because as I said, I really, really liked it!

THE SNAG happened! In the process of looking for things to leave behind, the sweater, unknowingly got caught on a part of the shopping cart As I picked it up to put it in the front, to make sure it was not accidentally discarded, I noticed what I had done.

I do not sew or knit, although I know people who do, but the damage was so obvious by then, right across the front, I saw no way of repairing it.

Why do you think Scripture makes mention of self-control? What is the point? It even holds a position as a Fruit of the Spirit, so clearly the Lord holds it in high importance. What our Father finds so valuable, should we not consider likewise.


Merciful Lord
Thank You for each day You have given us
We pray that You will help us
Remind us to use self-control

You are with us, Father
In the darkest times
When temptation surrounds us
Moments when we are frustrated by life
By people or situations

God, please just put a guard over our mouths
And reveal, convict and correct the deceitfulness of our hearts
We ask that You bring light to what the real issues are
And why we find ourselves where we are

Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ
We rebuke those things distracting us from exercising
Self control
We give each and every situation over to You, Lord
Because in and through You, we have victory!

Your Word tells us in Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Father God
Your Word is Truth
Please show Yourself through the choices we make and in our decisions
To handle this life You have given us with grace

In the Name of Jesus,


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“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” (Please take time to watch this: Not your typical version! Praise God for this precious child~God, indeed, open the eyes of our heart to acknowledge You, our Glorious King!)

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About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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