“If it feels good, do it” was a catchy line from the Better Than Ezra song “Teenager” from 1995. As a teenager, this seemed like a pretty good philosophy for life. I would like to say that with maturity, denying myself and delaying gratification has become easy, but that is not necessarily the case. With practice, I’ve gotten better, but it’s never easy. We can all relate to Paul’s statement in Romans 7:15
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.
Personally, I think that Self-Control is a misnomer. It is neither about self nor control. It’s about putting others, or God, first, and releasing the illusion of control. But, we can talk about that more on Saturday.
So, we all face temptations every day, some big, some small. I won’t ask you to name them (although you’re more than welcome to share), but I will ask
“How do you manage these temptations is a healthy way?”
See you guys Saturday morning, 7:30, in David’s office.