Welcome to day 2 of the Just Write! campaign here at Beauty in it’s time. Mary Kathryn Tyson is hosting this campaign in an effort to get her creative juices flowing, and other people’s as well. I have chosen to participate because I need a kick in the rear to get myself writing more frequently. So,everyday that she does this she will give us a one-word prompt and we “JustWrite!” for five minutes without editing (note: editing for grammar errors is okay, just don’t do a total rewrite). We are not trying to craft masterpieces here, we are attempting to “Just Write!” and get the creative juices flowing. MK has offered to allow us to write in her comments section, or to put a link in her comments if we have our own blog to write in.
Self-control is the most difficult aspect of Christianity to master. Self-control is a gift of the spirit, but it’s up to us to control ourselves. Our hearts are full of evil desires that we must fight constantly to hold back. This can tire one out. Fortunately for us, God gives us the tools we need to fight back. The trick is remembering the sword we have in our possession. All we have to do is pick it up and wield it in Jesus’ name. He gives the power needed to defeat the enemy, we just have to be willing to pick up that sword. We have to say “yes” to fighting back. We have to say “You will go no further” to the enemy. One of Satan’s great tricks is to help us to forget that God can help us control ourselves. Practiced self-control gives the power to keep walking the walk and running the race. Otherwise, we get caught in the sticker bushes that crowd our path. We become stuck like a rabbit that was running from the hungry wolf and was not watching where it was going. Lord I pray that you help me to stay on the path.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this!