Self control, in the norm, is often portrayed as the cop that comes to break up the party. It is seen as a hinderance to our good time...our good life.
But the God says that self control is the key to the good life. Without it, we will never see the good life. But, this self control is filled with work; we are commanded to:
Only by submitting our will to The Lord Jesus will we have freedom from this slavery to our sins. Mine are a constant challenge. I don't speak as one that has overcome, but as one that is still in the fight. Amen.