Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science By Drew Dyck

Our future depends on the choices we make today. A huge part of what we do, positively and negatively depends on self-control. This seems to be lacking in today’s society in a big way. As Christians our guide to the why and how of self-control is God’s Word. Mr. Dyck does an extraordinary job digging deep into the Bible to find those answers for us.
I have heard the old saying, “you do what you love”. The author points out that if we choose to give into the flesh and sin, then we love it more than God. That sheds a pretty bright light on the decisions we make! We must love God first and foremost (as He tells us in His Word) and we will have the strength to do right.
I like the way Mr. Dyck helps the reader combine the spiritual with our real life struggles. This enables us to see and apply, not just read and wonder.
He also brings out a VERY important point that people miss about God’s guideline for Christian living. It is not confining and cramping our style, like a chain to be endured and drug around for life. The Christian life done God’s way is freeing! We can be and do all He wants us to be, unencumbered by the destruction of sin’s consequences. Self-indulgence is a tool of Satan to push us into his plan of misery. We actually give him control over our life instead of the Lord.
What people think will make them happy in the moment will bring far reaching unhappiness. To look at the bigger picture, God’s plan and deny that moment of pleasure or ease will bring more joy and blessing than one can imagine. The author presents not only a very clear understanding of the problems we face, but also a biblical point of view and the tools to strengthen ourselves. One of my favorite parts was about wasting time. This is my Achilles heel, especially online time. A book I recommend for all Christians to read!
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

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