How to Develop Self DisciplineSeries: Learning To Deny Self
Think Before You Act
Some Questions to Ask (especially in temptation):
- Is this how god wants me to respond?
- Am I yielding to my desires or the desire of God?
- Will I be controlling myself if I do this?
- Should I say this? Does it serve any good purpose?
- Is this what I need?
- Can I afford this?
- Can I do without this?
- Will I be ashamed after I do this?
- Will I regret my action later?
- Would I want my children or other family to know if I do this?
34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.