Peter says we are to add self control to our faith, in “increasing measure” (2 Peter 1:5,6,8)
Pencil marks on the wall.
There is always a starting point of measurement.
· The weight on the scale.
· The balance in the checkbook.
· The temperature of relationships.
· The spiritual habits.
· The white glove across furniture.
· The investment in hobbies.
· The volunteer hours.
· The work ethic.
I want to hug Peter and thank him for not giving a number on the ruler. He didn’t say, “Add self control by the foot or by the yard or by the mile.”
Just add it.
One mark at a time. Millimeters count.
I open the door to my sons room, and behind his wall are the markings. And I love them. Love seeing him become a man.
Open a door in your home, step behind it with a pencil, and mark where you are now. Then, add a measure of self control, some tiny increments and some huge-gotta-buy-new-jeans-cause-mine-are-high-waters-now increments.