He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. – PROVERBS 16:32
The strong man is the one who ever keeps himself under strict discipline, who makes his passions his servants and never allows them to be his master; who is ever led by his mind and not by his tendencies.
He drills and disciplines his desires, and never allows them to interfere with his character.
He is never the slave of his dispositions, nor the sport of impulse.
He is the commander of himself.
He is never the slave of his strongest desire.
He understands that he who would command others must first learn to obey, and he who would command his own powers must learn to be submissive to the still small voice within.
He disciplines the passions, curb pride and impatience.
He denies himself the gratification of any desire not sanctioned by reason.
“He who, with strong passions, remains chaste; he who, keenly sensitive, with manly power of indignation in him, can be provoked, and yet restrain himself and forgive—these are strong men, the spiritual heroes.” Unknown
Folks, let us all try to cultivate this one great virtue, “self-control.” “There is nothing so important in life as a thoroughly trained and cultivated will; everything depends upon it. If one has it, he will succeed; if one does not have it, he will fail.”- Orison S. Marden.
15 thoughts on “Strength In Self-control”
Everything I’ve read by you is exactly how I feel and believe…thank you for liking some of my stuff. One day I will be able to express it more clearly….as you do.
Thank you. God bless you.
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Thank you for sharing Osaro.
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If you’re like me, you struggle with self control in one way or another. This is a great post by Vincent Egoto. If you don’t follow his Blog, sign up today. He’s a truly inspiring guy.
Thank you for sharing Douglas. God bless you.
My pleasure. Just realized that I misspelled your last name. My apologies.
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This is very true. self control is one of the most difficult things.
Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful blog sir! Thank you too for liking some of my posts 🙂 Comics, are coming soon hehe.
Thank you very much. Looking forward to reading them.
Thank you Vincent for reading and liking my post today! Your writing will be fun to dig into over the break. God Bless and Merry Christmas!
Blessings and merry Christmas to you too.
Thank-you for the powerful message.
Merry Christmas and May God Bless
Thank you. Blessings to you too.