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Discipline + Control = Results… Now just Add ‘Self’

By January 27, 2018Be Inspired, Divas Who Pray

Happy Sunday Divas!!

I hope and pray your week was great.  Even if it presented a few obstacles along the way, you made it to Sunday. Also, thanks so much for the comments. I love hearing back from you all about God’s Word and how it blessed you. Please keep the comments coming 😉 


Discipline ->SELF<- Control

1 Corinthians 9:27 “But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

When I read this scripture I think about how I live my life. I want to lead people to Christ by what I say and what I do. I also want to lead a life where I have self-control and discipline in every aspect, even when it comes to healthy living.

Self – Check

How is your lifestyle viewed by the people in your sphere of influence? Do you project yourself as someone who has self-control and self-discipline in every aspect of life?

Hmmm… 😐 (I’m sitting here thinking about all that holiday grubbing I did… 😯 )

Well, in all transparency…I would have to say I have been lacking self-control and discipline when it comes to eating and working out. This was confirmed when I weighed myself a few days ago.  😥 

Okay…..I’m done crying over that number on the scale. How do we move forward?


One of the main ingredients to achieving our goals is mastering discipline and self-control Click To Tweet.
It all ties in with renewing the mind

Galatians 5:22-23 talks about the Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). As a believer and follower of Christ, The Holy Spirit lives inside of us, therefore we are capable of self-control, including control over our appetite/cravings.

 God’s Word is truth and life, and I believe I can conquer this weakness.

Galatians 5:1 says that I am to ‘stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.’


Divas, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength, and whom has freed us from the yoke of bondage (whatever that might be for you). We just need to confess and believe God’s Word as truth about our lives. By reading, believing and confessing this truth:

  • we will be victorious. 
  • we will lose the weight we have set to lose,
  • we will make healthy meal choices,
  • we will hydrate with water every day,
  • we will plan to workout everyday (even if it is just a short walk) and,
  • we will see results.


Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before you with thanksgiving for all you have provided us especially your word. We are also thankful that we have been made free from the yoke of bondage through Christ Jesus.

As we continue on this journey of achieving our goals and living a healthier life we ask for your help and guidance on exercising discipline and self-control in all things especially as we work towards our goals. Please give us the grace needed to discipline our bodies and keep our food consumption under control. Your Word says that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength, therefore we move forward on this truth and continue towards the prize.

God your Word says that Your Holy Spirit promise to work in us, giving us the desire and the ability to act and live with self-control and self-discipline. And we thank you God for Your grace which is renewed every day and your spirit that helps us to to live self-controlled, and godly lives. In all these things we ask and confess according to your will.


  • Chaka C. Terrell says:

    Yes! We go to God for many things, why not self control? It’s in our spirit. Great message.

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      Chaka you are so right…God has provided everything we need. This devo ministered me to so much. Thanks for your comment

  • Valerie McKenzey says:

    We must remember that God is with us no matter what we are dealing with. We need to go to him in pray as we go through this lifestyle change. He will strengthen us. Thank you Cil

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      You are so welcome Valerie. I give all glory to God.
      You are so right…no matter what it is He wants to be there for and with us. I’ll be honest this self-control thing is a journey for me…but I believe that I will overcome it with Him.

  • Latasha Webb says:

    This was right on time. These are my weaknesses, but through GOD, I can become a conqueror.

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      Girl me too..me too! Thanks for sharing and being transparent. We CAN/WILL become conquerors. 🙂 Let’s Geaux!! 🙂

  • Sherrita says:

    I absolutely needed to read this today. It really spoke to me. Why I am not leaning more on God to give me strength to be the best version of myself and living example of His Grace? I truly appreciate the word today.

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      Sherrita, I prayed for God to give me direction on what to share this week…and I’ll be honest I struggled writing this because it hit home for me..and spoke to me as well.
      I appreciate you sharing…I believe this will help others who struggle in this area.
      Keep leaning on God…He got you (us) 😉

  • Celestine Jackson says:

    What an awesome and timely word!!! Fruits of self control is definitely food for thought. You are truly anointed. Thank you!

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      Thanks so much Celestine! I give all glory to God…He is continually reshaping me into who He has called me to be.

      Yea, when I saw that I was like…woooo…wait…I gotta use this…’Fruits of self-control’. I learned the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ when I was a kids…but never truly understood it until my adult years…lol. I wish I had not just memorized them.. but also applied them…LOL.

  • Aundrea T Harris says:

    Thanks for these words of wisdom and reminder of doing self-check.

  • Felicia Bivens says:

    The timing of this post was perfect, as I am working on disciplining myself in several different area of my life. As long as I continue to lean on God as I press toward my goals, I will be successful. It is so important to stay in line with him and check yourself on areas of improvement. Thank you!

    • Priscilla Williams says:

      Felicia, you are so right. I really believe discipline and self-control are things that we will forever be learning and practicing in various aspects of our life. One area for me was my mouth (not just eating LOL). I would pop-off at the mouth about anything…then I got several different messages about keeping quiet. T.D. Jakes even had a message about being quiet (shut up!). I was like..”Okay Lord…I hear You.” The Journey is Real! LOL

  • Chandra Ewing says:

    I loved the inspiration on self control. I prayed about thus very thing on Friday and have already lost 2lbs. May God bless each of us on our journeys to a healthier life!!

  • Tanisha Sykes says:

    Thank you so much for this word Sista !! This was confirmation for what I’ve been struggling with in my spirit! The time is now! No more procrastination! This was in time!!

  • Garnett McNeill says:

    Great post Priscilla. It is so easy to lose that control. But with time, patience and faith we can regain it. Thanks for the words of wisdom.

  • Morgan T says:

    The points of Fruits of self control was very reflective for me helped me to realize this is an all around process of transforming your life and not only food and fitness. The post gave me positivity and encouragement!

  • Reeshemah Simmons says:

    Thank you so much for this message! I really needed it! I Iove the “fruits of self control, and could use help in all of these areas right now! Perfect timing!!❤️

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