Self Whaaat?

A Conversation on Self Control with HR Executive, Ebonee Ifeobu

Have you ever dreaded a day because you didn’t know how you were going to feel when it was all over? Despite the activities that may challenge us to feel anxious, worried, angry, or frustrated, we have the authority in Christ Jesus to rise above it. That authority is called self control.

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I wanted to call her an HR Mogul, but I knew our guest today would kill me if I did. Irregardless of the title, my best friend is the perfect person to help us discuss our subject today because it’s not an easy one! I noticed the self control that Ebonee had when we were in college, and since then, it has only grown. She’s served in various roles over the years professionally for the Bridgestone Corporation as the HR Director over Latin America and now the Lead of D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) for all of North America. 

I don’t know what you’ve heard, but self control will bless your life! Today, Ebonee is giving us insight on how to invite God to help us develop it further and how many more rewards it can bring if we do! 

We talked through Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Peter 5:7-8, 2 Timothy 1:7, and 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 if you want to look them up for yourself a little later. 

Self control has incredible payoffs when we choose it, but it really requires a lot of strength. It requires us to rise above our emotion and some of the areas we struggle with in a big way. When we choose self control, we show others that they can trust us, and more importantly we show ourselves that we can trust us.

Ebonee reminded us not to underestimate our ability and privilege to enjoy our quiet time with the Lord. He helps us get our emotions right every time when we trust Him in that area. Sometimes we feel tempted to hide that area that has hurt us because we want to bigger than it. We don’t want to admit that we gave “those people” power over us to make us feel any way, but, unfortunately, it’s going to come out one way or another. Let’s handle it in the presence of the Lord and trust Him with the direction we should take when we leave that moment.

Even though there is absolutely nothing glamorous about self control, it will not only guarantee that we enjoy success, but it will ensure we finish well. 

I flirted with self control in college, but my best friend knew it well. While I was wondering if I wanted to study abroad, she was doing it. Since then, it has blessed her life in incredible ways!

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