What are ways we can be out of control?

Why is our flesh so bad, once we start feeding it distinctive things, stopping is the problem;  Probably because it is an escape and it feels good temporally. It is okay to feel good .

How high do we want to fly?  Why do we crave things that will ultimately kill us?  Are we stupid or something? 

We can get satisfaction from doing good.  It feels so good to do good!!  A higher life, way higher and above human reason.  Christ came to give us life and life more abundantly!

Substance abuse (excess): Lord help me!
1. Alcohol

2. Drugs-No way it is e- legal!!

3. Food- Always a problem!

4. Cigarettes

 Any substance

Sexual addictions:

 Pornography

Yuck!!

 Sex

God made it for a husband and Wife!

Gambling addictions:

Addictions are hard and can be overcome! Only by Gods help!

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Spending too much money-If you tithe to your church you will have no problem!

The Marshmallow Test

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What will help me with Self-Control?

To have self-control gives such power!  Not being controlled by a substance or an addiction. 
Not letting your natural desires go too far. 
A good friend is great to have to keep on track! 

Being involved in church helps a lot!

Great Ideas to Help:

1. Put Christ first
2. Conviction
3. Encounter with God
4. Learning from suffering
5. Learning from pain of wrong decisions
6. Crying out to God
7. Encouragement from a friend
8. Prayer
9. Leaning on Gods strength and power
10. Deliverance
11. Being too busy doing what needs to be done
12. Helping others
13. No idle time
14. Focus on task ahead
15. Satisfaction from simple things
16. Being fruitful
17. Rest without worry
18. Ignore temptations
19. No need for stupidity
20. Doing what I am suppose to be doing
13. Prioritize my life
14. Have fun but put away childish ways
15. Make a difference
16. Grown up
17. Wisdom of consequences
18. To be stable
19. Realize we can’t be perfect 
20. Find good company
21. Hang around strong moral people
22. Bad company destroys 
23. Be controlled by the spirit and not  the flesh. Romans 7:15
24. Don’t be a slave to sin

Being out of balance. All of us struggle with it at times.
We abuse our bodies.  Thank goodness for Christs mercy, grace, and forgiveness!!
Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Long-suffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. 
 I sure struggle with balance! I want to live a higher life, a life above this one!!

 *Results of marshmallow test*

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