How to Demonstrate Self-control

at Home

  • Refuse to allow other family members to provoke you to anger.
  • Never discipline in anger.
  • Look for ways to serve other family members rather than yourself.
  • Purpose never to raise your voice in anger in the home.

at Work/School

  • Purpose ahead of time that you will stand alone for what is right and refuse to compromise.
  • Refuse to participate in harmful habits.
  • Choose to walk away from questionable activities.
  • Don’t allow anger to destroy the effectiveness of your witness.

at Church

  • Reject gossip about church leaders and other church members.
  • Never react in anger to those who disagree with you.
  • Follow the principles in Matthew 18:15-20 to restore someone who has a fault.