Friday, September 23, 2011

:: WP Challenge Day 18 - Self-Control ::

Ah, self-control.  This is probably the fruit I struggle with the most on a personal level.  I have ever since I was a tiny tot.  When I was 6 months old, my grandmother bought my parents Dr. Dobson's "The Strong-Willed Child" book - apparently, she saw something in me at that age and felt my parents could use the extra encouragement/help.  Now, I am learning that self-control for little men is something entirely different.  They "do life" in quite a different manner than I'm accustomed to seeing in my girl-world.  They literally attack life - head-on.  Sometimes with their heads.  Or maybe that's just my little one as he is learning to crawl.  I can see now that self-control will be a constant battle - control in the line at the grocery, control with our mouth and when we're supposed to be quiet, control of our thought-life as we are exposed to the world, and control of our self as we learn right from wrong.  Truly, self-control encompasses all other vices - if we had control of self, we wouldn't struggle with lying, or pride, or stealing, or fill-in-the-blank.  Today, let's pray for our little warriors to gain control and then to submit that control to their heavenly Father.

:: Assignment for Today ::
  • Reading: None
  • Prayers: Self-Control
  • Comment: Share the Journey - Post a brief update on how things are going with the challenge, your struggles, victories, how God is working, etc.