2018 – MONDAY 15 OCTOBER
7 THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL
1 Thessalonians 4:4
..that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honour,
TO POSSESS MEANS TO CONTROL
We are to contain or to control our own vessel in two things…
A. SANCTIFICATION – to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.
And for their sakes, I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
B. HONOUR – honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions: a man of honour and excellence.
2 Timothy 2.21
Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from iniquity, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
1. WHAT YOU BELIEVE
Your beliefs about God determine what you believe about everything.
Take the time to sort out your God beliefs.
In a world where truth is “created and convenient” – you need to choose the truth that is eternal and sure.
Don’t believe anything unless you can establish it on a Bible foundation.
2. THE BOUNDARIES YOU SET
Boundaries come from convictions – so know what you believe – and behave what you know.
Set boundaries for every part of your life. They are your safety in times of uncertainty.
3. HOW YOU SPEAK
How you speak to God determines how you speak to yourself.
How you speak to yourself determines how you speak to others.
How you speak to others determines your outcomes in life.
4. WHO YOU FOLLOW
Only follow people who are ahead of you in life.
Congregating for conversation and friendship is not following.
Listening to learn is following.
Imitation is the purest form of following.
5. YOUR HEALTH ROUTINES
There are three areas you must keep healthy.
REFRESH – your spirit
RESTORE – your soul
REST – your body
Keeping these three healthy leads to a long and prosperous life.
6. WHAT YOU EAT
What goes into the mouth – defiles the body. Stop making excuses.
Your eating habits are either making or breaking you.
7. WHEN YOU ASK FOR HELP
Proud people cannot ask for help.
The first step to getting help is to humble yourself.
Next get godly counsel from competent advisors.
Then practice what they tell you