Self Control egkrateia (Gk) having command or "mastery over", or possession of, "one's own behaviour" the ability to exercise restraint or control over one’s feelings, emotions, reactions etc.
Proverbs 16:32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. Proverbs 25:28 Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
Everything in moderation - Oscar Wilde including moderation
Galatians 5:16-21 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 8:9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.
Gal 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
Gal 5:14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.
Phil 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
Self Control Without it, we cannot defeat the temptations that come our way Without it, we cannot overcome the works of the flesh Without it, we cannot grow as we should in Christ Without it, we cannot bear the fruit of the Spirit! Mark Copeland ‘The Flesh and the Spirit’ executableoutlines.com
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
‘Holy Spirit, give me more self control, that I might overcome the temptations that come my way and that I might be a better witness for you Lord. Please let the fullness of the Fruit of your Spirit be evident in my life personally and so to be evident in us as church. In Jesus name I pray Amen’