Restraint of self is of holiness. My gift of My Spirit calls out that you might control the desires that lead you astray. “I am made that way,” you say, but to you I say, “Get up and walk,” for in your weakness I bring new life. In the sinful desire, I give strength and forgiveness. Do not remain where you sit. Take up your mat, and use no more the excuse of the difficult past. Far more difficult have others trodden, and in My strength, they have conquered far greater giants. Lack of Godly control sinks even the most seaworthy vessels, perforating the hull of My children from below what is visible. The sinking is visible, but only he that allows the sin knows the extent of the damage. Do not sacrifice the vessel for lack of self-control. You do not board the vessel alone. Take hold of the strength I have given you, for I Am greater than he that holds you to the keel. Get up and walk.
John 5:8-9 (ESV) – Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath.
Bottom Line: Lives are ruined, families and jobs are lost everyday due to lack of self-control. If you struggle with sin, take control, with His help, of those areas that only you and He know about. Don’t stay in defeat. You have been forgiven. Get up and walk!