Friday, October 27, 2006

Sent by Sister Kristen> Read: Self-Control

Gracias Kristen... good food for thought... I just got to this.. Love, Peta

Kristen Wakefield <> wrote:
How Do You Develop Self-Control?
High achievers usually have one obvious thing in common: personal discipline. Successful people are willing to do things that average people are unwilling to do.

I've observed that successful people express self-discipline in six key ways:

1. Successful people master their moods. They live by their commitments, not their emotions. "A person without self-control is as defenseless as a city with broken down walls." Proverbs 25:28

2. Successful people watch their words. They put their minds in gear before opening their mouths. "He who guards his lips guards his life." Proverbs 13:3

3. Successful people restrain their reactions. How much can you take before you lose your cool?" If you are sensible you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it."
Proverbs 19:11 (GN)

4. Successful people stick to their schedule. If you don't determine how you will spend your time you can be sure that others will decide for you! "Live life with a due sense of responsibility and make the best use of your time."
Eph. 5:15-16

5. Successful people manage their money. They learn to live on less than what they make and they invest the difference. The value of a budget is that it tells your money where you want it to go rather than wondering where it went! "The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets." Proverbs 21:20

6. Successful people maintain their health. That way they can accomplish more and enjoy their achievements. "Each of you should control his own body, keeping it pure and treating it with respect." 1 Thessalonians 4:4

Now, where do you need to develop self-control?
The disciplines you establish today will determine your success tomorrow.
The more I accept God's control over my life, the more self-control He gives me!

James P. Norman Jr.
Artesian Well Faith Center email me anytime

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