Cupcakes and Self-Control

There is never a dull moment at the Herald house.
Never. A. Dull. Moment.
My kids are a big part of that.

My kids provide us with many stories.
Stories of laughter.
Stories of tears.
Stories of reality.
Stories of truth.

Today’s truth comes from an Anna Story.
She loves it when I post her stories.
She likes the attention.
Even though when it comes to church… she is quick to tell you she has “stage fright”.

Anna’s school is amazing.
They keep us in the loop.
Even on days when daddy tries to clip Anna’s pants on with a bobbin pin.
But that’s a different story for a different day.

The other day my wife get’s a text message from a friend of ours that works at Anna’s school.
Her text messages went something like this…
Anna had a friend in her class bring in cupcakes for their birthday.
Anna ate hers.
Another kid didn’t want his.
So Anna asked if she could eat it.
She ate two cupcakes and later complained about her stomach hurting.
She walked up to another teacher and said…
“I didn’t practice self-control.”
The teachers loved it.

Oh… the lessons.
The lessons we teach our kids…
the lessons they teach us.

Self-control… it looks different for everyone.
For some… it’s cupcakes.
For others… it’s alcohol.
For others… it’s gossip.
No matter what it looks like… it’s something that we all can learn.

Proverbs 5:22-23
22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;
they are ropes that catch and hold him.
23 He will die for lack of self-control;
he will be lost because of his great foolishness.

What areas do you struggle with self-control in?

Don’t procrastinate self-control… I can thank my 6 year old for teaching me that.

Cupcakes and Self-Control

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