(NLT) 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control.
Self-control is the ability to make decisions against yourself.
“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.”
34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my fol lower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.
10 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercise self-control in all things.
13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.