Self-Control is Exhausting…

Self-Control is Exhausting…

Maybe it’s the psychologist part of me, but this video makes a ton of sense. Spiritually, however, I’m not so sure.

I think a few reasons are:

1. People can only change so quickly – I don’t think it is God’s intention to hold us back from change, but I do think there is something about lasting change when it takes place over time. If I would have been given a list of things I needed to do once I became a Christian, I surely do not think I would still be one today. I would have given up. Not due to the lack of desire, but do to the lack of ability to live up to a standard. I think this is a constant battle, at least for me.

2. A reward system – While I don’t think we are righted anything in this life, I do think that we have to lay off every once and a while. I don’t have a whole lot of Jesus quotes for this one, but I think that was built strongly into Jewish culture…I mean who else has 12 crazy Christmas Nights?

3. Like it or not we are human and flawed – We best have a time to release mental stress or we are going to fry our brain. I feel like there are some days that you can see the stream rising from my scalp. On those days, I need the extra trip around the block to unwind and release. And yes, we need to establish planned times during our days to release…even when we don’t think we need it. After all, you don’t know what mental energy tomorrow will require until it gets here.

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