Self-Control In Faith

vs. self-indulgence

Choosing behaviors to help me reach my goals

To practice Self-Control, I will:

  • set my own limits
  • not act impulsively
  • walk away from things that aren’t right
  • not equate desires with rights
  • choose to build good habits
    Small Temptations

    The world throws temptations at us daily, so it is important to stay focused on what God wants us to do. Self-control is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), so exercising discipline reflects our life in God. When we practice saying No to even little temptations, it builds our discipline for saying No to larger temptations. Prayer, attending worship services and meditating on the scriptures are all ways to build our discipline so that our actions are influenced by God.

    This month, build your discipline by recognizing and resisting temptations of all sizes.

    The Links below will take you to Resources you can use in a Christian Faith Based setting
    to encourage the Character Quality of Self-Control.
    Our other Pillars have resources that can be adapted for use in a Christian setting.

    Visit Self-Control in School>>

    No Matter How You Say It
    Curriculum Connections
    Croskey’s Corner

    Visit Self-Control in Business>>

    Power Up with Character
    Interview Questions
    Adult Business Books

    Visit Self-Control in the Community>>

    Character All Month Calendar
    Related Qualities
    Character Holiday Activities
    Family Activity (with a printable for sending home to parents)