There Is No Such Thing as “Self-Help”

I heard something the other day that has really stuck with me.  “Self control is not about self controlling self.”   Self cannot help self.  Only the Holy Spirit can help self.  We MUST rely on the Holy Spirit to help guide us to self-control.  We cannot do this alone.

I don’t know about you, but that is a relief to me.  I know the problem is that I’ve relied on mySELF to control self and I continue to fail over and over again.  I canNOT do this alone.  I must allow the Holy Spirit to live through me to gain self-control.

Just as the Bible says in Galations, that self-control is a fruit of the spirit.  It’s not anything I can gain myself, it’s only gained through my life being led by the Holy Spirit.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”  Galatians 5:22-23


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