Every good car needs at least two things that work well — an engine and the brakes. If you’re missing either of these you’re in trouble. You’ll either never get going, or never know when and how to stop. There are lots of people who have strong engines but no brakes. They are missing a vital part of a healthy, successful life — self-control.
Self-control is the willingness and ability to put the brakes on your desires, your emotions, your drives, your urges, and your passions. It’s the willingness and ability to stop yourself short of an accident. It’s also the wisdom to know when to apply the pressure on yourself before you get into trouble. the Bible teaches us that self-control is an essential character trait for us to develop. It will save us from all kinds of problems.
Proverbs 16:32 (NLT) “Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.”