Why do I home school? #17. Self-Control
It's one of the most beautiful gifts the Lord gave to us. The freedom to choose Him and all His love. It's truly an amazing gift.
It's one of the most powerful weapons the Lord gave to us. It is the key to so many problems we face.
Murder?....self control. Stealing?...self control.
Adultery?...self control. Over eating?...self control.
Poor thought life?...self control. Purity?....self control.
Lying?...self control. Punching someone in the face?....self control.
Some things are harder than others to have self control over, can I get an AMEN?!?!
I love my children, but sometimes they don't get along! I don't know how many times I've said it (about 874, 326 times) but, "Who is the only person in this world you can control or change?" "No matter what the other person does or says you are responsible for how you respond."
Children need A LOT of guidance in this area and I don't trust that another 11 or 9 year old will be able to guide them in the path of righteousness! Have you read Lord of the Flies? I could write a short novel on how developing the character trait of self control can impact all aspects life. We were all given the same free will, the same self control weapon to help us be successful in life. Let's teach our children, and ourselves, how to wield it wisely!