02 Aug Spirit of Self-Control – 8/2/20
2 Timothy 1:7 – “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.“
Do things feel out of control right now? Maybe it’s your future, your emotions, your thoughts, or simply everything. There are many things we can’t control during this pandemic. However, we can ask God to give us self-control, which is a fruit of the Spirit that can help us not let unhealthy thoughts and emotions completely overwhelm us. In fact, I learned while battling an anxiety disorder when I was younger that the fruit of self-control is a great tool that you can use to fight against thoughts and feelings of anxiety, which are products of fear.
Father God, right now I give you all the things that are out of my control since you have the power to help me with them. Through your Holy Spirit please give me self-control to fight against feelings and thoughts of anxiety. In Jesus’s name, amen.