The Virtue of Self-control
Also known as: Discipline
Joyful mastery over one's passions and desires
Dear Jesus, Thank You for all the desires You have given me, because they remind me of the desire in my heart that only You can fill! Help me to control my tongue when I am supposed to be silent; my hands when I am supposed to keep them to myself; my eyes when I am supposed to be focused on a particular person or thing; and my ears to listen to only those things I am supposed to hear.
- Raising your hand before talking in class
- I will raise my hand before I speak.
Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.
Do not answer before you have heard, nor interrupt a speaker in the midst of his words.