The Bible says in Proverbs 25:28, “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control”. A city without walls would not be an independent city The Bible says in Proverbs 25:28, “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a for long. A lack of protection causes the city to be vulnerable to repeated attacks, and similarly, a lack of self-control brings vulnerability and imbalance into a person’s life in every situation, every time. There does not seem to be an argument whether or not self-control is beneficial, the sticking point for most people in the area of self-control is whether or not it is even possible. I have come to the conclusion that self-control may actually, be a misnomer and involves far less “self” than previously advertised. Due to our fallen and sinful natures, all of us are weak to some degree in the quality of self-control. Self-control is rarely, if ever, sustained by whipping oneself into a power struggle against temptation. A great Christian paradox is that we need to give up control of ourselves if we truly want to have self-control within ourselves. As a vine produces fruit, self-control is created exclusively by the Spirit within each follower of Jesus. Consider 2 Corinthians 5:14-15. “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore, all died.    And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.” You and I can find self-control, because we no longer live for ourselves; we live for Him, in Him and through Him. Stay Close to Jesus (He is Him) – Pastor Bryce