S E L F – C O N T R O L
I Peter 1:13
What happens when one competes in an out-of-control way? That person commits foolish fouls, is assessed a technical foul, draws an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty or even gets disqualified. The value of competing under control is obvious and the penalty for not doing so is immediate. What value might self control have beyond competition?
Peter wrote to his friends about self control in his first letter at chapter 1 and verse 13 where we read, “Therefore prepare your minds for action, be self controlled and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
After we have done the mental preparation for competition, we must exercise self control in order to execute the game plan and to play at an optimum level. If we lose control emotionally or lose our focus on the task at hand, we’ll be distracted from the goal and failure will track us down.
In today’s competition and throughout the season, prepare your minds for action and be self controlled. This will be the key to victory, on and off the field of competition.
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