On the other hand, some of us are not still young, Marcus. In point of fact, we despair of ever achieving super power status. It is sufficient to be able to rise, shower and dress; to then place one foot in front of the other, to find the coffee pot and a mug. Fly? I think not. In the dreams and fantasies of our youth, we moved the earth, we conquered worlds. We are fortunate indeed to have lived a life in which we did not provide serious impediment to the progress of society. "Lead, follow, or get out of the way". Some of us exercised sufficient "powers" to stay out of the way.
Still in II Peter, chapter 1.
". . . giving all diligence, add to your faith goodness; and to goodness knowledge; And to knowledge self-control. . ."
Further, we read from Romans 7:15-24 Paul's plaint, "Oh, wretched man that I am. . ." When life gets out of control we sometimes find ourselves inwardly out of control. Substances, activities, attitudes we hang onto, not because we want to but because we can't help it. These may be areas out of control in your life, but You can participate in the divine nature of Jesus Christ. He will conform you to control when you submit to His will!
"Where sin abounds, grace abounds much more." (Romans 5:20) We must give God control; ask the Holy Spirit to give us a better sense of self-control. We must place ourselves in God's hands.
We will have power over our flesh only if
we submit to the power of the Holy Spirit.
We have self-control when the Holy Spirit lives within!
1 Acknowledge that there are things over which you do not have control.
2. There are things over which you have lost control