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For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.

                                                                                                                                       2 Peter 1:5-7

This is your year to improve your life in any way that you see fit. As the new year begins we are all eager to make changes that will hopefully lead to better lives. The problem with that is, no matter how much weight we want to lose or how much we want to spend less; if we lack self-control, we lack the discipline and courage to truly make any meaningful changes in our lives. Without self-control, we don’t possess the spirit we need to move through the challenges that await us. As we plan and create our resolutions, be sure to prepare for them and pray for the self-control that we need to take them on. Not matter what goals we set, we must be strong and resilient when working towards them. Self-control, is what will keep us from back sliding and cheating ourselves.

This year, as we set out on a new path let’s first get our self-control in order. Gaining self-control requires us to:

  1. Set realistic goals with realistic outcomes
  2. Know what it is that you are trying to control (impulsive behaviors, overspending)
  3. Find an important reason that we fully understand, as to why this goal needs to be met
  4. Motivate yourself to prepare to reach your goal
  5. Know that you can conquer anything that you put your mind to

Good luck Monumental Moms!!!

“I have learned that I really do have discipline, self-control, and patience. But they were given to me as a seed, and it’s up to me to choose to develop them.”

                                                                                                                                                –  Joyce Meyer

 

-Kristina

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