How often have you ended up discussing your faith or beliefs with others and then, at the end, wished you were better prepared? Have you ended up in a heated debate and then realized you could have done this better? Let us see if we can get any good recommendation from Scripture. Let us look into the instructions we are given about reaching out to others. What did Y’Shua do and what did Paul and Peter teach their followers? Our goal with this study is to see if we can go into these conversations better prepared.
A lack of self-control can result in endless pain for the one who doesn’t have it and sometimes even more for the one who falls victim to someone who lacks self-control. Lives can be and are ruined because of this. Accidents due to drunken drivers, children whose lives are ruined because of adults without self-control. Broken marriages…to name a few examples. Each of us have done things we will always regret, things we did as a result of no self-control. This article is not to condemn, but to help. These situations and temptations are a part of being human, but we must know how to deal with this. We must know our limitations and our strengths in order to ensure we don’t fall victim to this and suffer or make others suffer.
In order for us to lead a set apart life, we need to do the actions that will produce good fruit. Most of us know what these are, yet we struggle to make it happen. Can we use the modern study of habits to bring us closer to these acts of righteousness? We have heard so many bad reports of tradition that most people are scared of the concept of establishing habits. Let us see if we can find a balance.