“But the fruit of the Spirit is …self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23. As believers in Christ, we are challenged by the author of Hebrews to rid ourselves of every “weight”, and the sin which so easily ensnares us (Hebrews 12:1). This includes anything that encumbers our spiritual effectiveness. By discipline and self-control, we must shed any habit, practice, or attitude that is hindering our spiritual progress and service for the Lord. The way to achieve this self-control is to place ourselves under the Holy Spirit’s control. In Galatians, Paul admonished, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Are there any sinful excesses in your life? Do you need to lose some “weight”? If so, it’s time to exercise self-control by submitting ourselves to the Spirit’s control. If your Christian life is a drag, worldly weights may be to blame.