Today, let us thank God for being the Lord of our lives and ask Him to show us areas where He is not yet Lord over certain areas of our lives. Also, lets ask Him to help us in areas of self control and other areas where our passions dominate our lives and soul.
To me, the best way to tackle this concept is through playing a game with family or friends, for instance charades. It is fun to do things we enjoy. They give us pleasure and comfort because they make us happy and release us from the stress of work and ordinary life. However, there comes a time when our pleasures take control of our lives and they eventually dictate our daily lives. When something you enjoy doing becomes something you are driven to do, it may have control over you and at this point you have lost your ability to choose what is best. It is important to remember that we have one master, God.
Look over 1 Corinthians 6:12 and Matthew 6:24 and consider these questions: what do you enjoy doing in your free time? Name a few characteristics of a “master.” How can you tell if something in your life is becoming master over you? Discuss some ways that you can develop more self-control through God, friends, and family.