Self Control

Galatians 5:22-23 ~ But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control, against such things there is no law.

I love what Galatians says in this verse. I yearn to be a wise and gracious woman. I want to possess all of these wonderful qualities listed in this verse. When we turn to God in prayer and throughout difficult times we feel peace. Do you ever pray to God for Self-Control? He tells us the fruit of the spirit is self-control, I have struggled with my weight ever since I had children. My goodness is it stressful, at least I tell myself that all the time. When in actuality if I just pulled up my big girl panties its not actually that stressful. There is some very easy steps I can take to solve my struggle but I seem to not want to step up and deal. I would prefer to eat my cake and say this is stressful all at the same time. Or at least right after I ate that delicious piece of cake. Seriously Jill!

So recently, I have made a promise to myself, (and ladies do your best to never break a promise you make to yourself) I am going to think of my body as a gift from God and He wants me to take care of the body He has blessed me with. So instead of indulging in something that brings me no real pleasure. I am going to stop and think if what I am about to put in my mouth is nourishing to my body. It does not mean I will not have an occasional dessert but it does mean I will cut down on how much desserts I indulge in. I am also trying to move my body more, I am not big at this time in my life on a big workout routine but I feel great when I take a walk and enjoy nature.