A Kingdom Leader is keenly aware of self-control. He holds himself in like an athlete who is self-restrained and self-disciplined. Paul talks about this in 1 Corinthians 9:27 where he makes his body a slave through discipline. Then he will not be disqualified.
Are you holding your desires and passions in a safe place? Is your life controlled by your sexual desires? When you are self-controlled then you can be gentle, thoughtful and considerate with others. Your self-control would be a clear manifestation of the Holy Spirit working in your life. It is an event that clearly shows the work of the Holy Spirit.
Peter says to add these items to your faith. 2 Peter 1:5–6 (ESV)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faithi with virtue,5 and virtuej with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-controlk with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,
Discipline requires attention by you as a leader. Others will be guided and influenced by your self-discipline. Be that leader today! Control your thoughts, your tongue and your behavior.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
i Phil. 4:8
5 Or excellence; twice in this verse
j 1 Pet. 3:7
k See Heb. 10:36; James 1:3
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (2 Pe 1:5–6). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.