When i say that control of one’s self is one of the toughest things to master in the world, especially the one we live in today, would you agree? Why is that? At this point in my life, i can’t say that I don’t know the difference between right and wrong, because i’d be lying. Of course I know the difference. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming for the most part, you know the difference too. Self control is something that I’m working on, but like i said earlier, its definitely one of the toughest things to master as a physical being. It has been numerous times I’ve looked up a music video on Youtube, and as it loads, ill tell myself, “don’t open your eyes until you count to 10, and hopefully then the video will be done loading.” There were times i counted passed ten, just to prove to myself that I run the show, but there were also times got to three and opened my eyes. I’m not sure what made me do so, but obviously I was not in control. That’s just how life goes though, sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose for the moment, so that you can win later. Its not a loss until you just continuously make the same mistake when you know better, and at that point its a problem, but lets not go there. That was just a little example i wanted to share because even though it really has no relevance to my life how fast the video loads, i wanted to see if i would do what i told myself to do. I want to share a real life battle i went through. For the passed 7 years, I was a real life cigarette smoker. Im not even old enough to have smoked them for 7 years, and it’d been legal. After 7 years, my mind was tired of it, but unfortunately my body was not ready to give that up one bit. I tried everything you could possibly think of, but the reality of it was I just was not ready to stop… just recently, something happened, and just like that, I was free of that nasty habit. If I’m ever out, and I smell the smoke of a cigarette, i don’t even want it anymore, the smell just reminds me of a time in my life that I don’t want to go back to. With that being said, your mind is control of your body. If you have to think twice about doing something, chances are you probably shouldn’t be doing it. Hopefully I’ve been a help to whoever is out there reading this going through whatever it is that they’re going through. It could always be worse, trust me. The end goal is to be better than yesterday, know more than you knew yesterday. From this day forward, there is no more looking back, for you and I both.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.