Is Self-control Overrated?

Josh Pease

Josh Pease
November 15, 2016

Self control works best when understood in a biblical context.

November 20, 2016

Personally, I think self-control is something you can build up over time and practice. I have ADHD and so have poor impulse control and I have to make sure I don't give in to things I'm tempted by and enjoy because if I did that would make me a complete mess and I'd probably begin hating myself again, feeling like a failure etc. It's everything from resisting food, limiting my time on social media and basically having a plan and structure to every part of my life. So, self-control does work for people who would be in a much worse situation without it. People with more typically developed brains wouldn't understand that nor appreciate how good they've really got it.

As for God, God can really help us to avoid temptation especially if that temptation is a sin. I disagree that all temptation are ultimately the belief we are lacking something from God. Some people just need the mental/emotional/tactile stimulation that giving into the temptation rewards us with.

November 23, 2016

I believe Eve was tempted, as she saw that the fruit was desirable, so there was desire in herheart The desire was greater than her fear of the Lord, that they would surely die, and satan didnt help by lying to her telling her surely they would not die. that made her disobey the voice of the Lord. If we do not control our desires for wanting to be like others or part of the world then you give into temptation, if your desires are against what the Lord God has ordained then we are falling into temptations. and only by Looking to Christ who was also tempted can hope to resist these desires which are not beneficial to mankind.

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