After watching the teaching on self-control in the Fruit of the Spirit series, an image came into my mind. the image was of a vast, green meadow full of grasses and wild flowers. My perspective was slightly elevated as I looked down at myself. It was as though God had me in His hands and then set me free into this wide open space. It reminded me of when you release a kitten who is squirming to be freed from being held onto too tight. Self-Control through God does not mean you are being help back, it means you are allowing yourself freedom to think and react as God wants you to - through Him. It is freeing, not controlling. It is a "Julie Andrews singing in the mountains of Austria" moment!