All posts in " willpower "

Delayed gratification – marshmallows

By Dave Henning / March 19, 2022

“Delayed gratification is the key.  The key to what?  Almost everything!  And most definitely habit formation.  It goes by another name, willpower.  It’s mind over matter.  It’s nurture over nature.”- Mark Batterson On Day 16 (“Make Decisions Against Yourself”) of Do It for a Day, Mark Batterson talks about a famous study on delayed gratification.  […]


Discipleship- other emotions minimized

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2021

“Emotions often get minimized in discipleship, but they’re just as important as thinking.  Renewing our mind in God’s tender mercy includes dealing with our thoughts and feelings (Rom. 12:1-2). . . .  When we integrate feeling and thinking our Christian doctrines inspire us to dance with Jesus as we serve in his Kingdom of Love!”- […]


Willpower only accomplishes so much

By Dave Henning / July 23, 2018

“We actually receive greater power by surrendering. . . .  There is only so much that willpower can accomplish.”- John Ortberg “All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.”- Matthew 5:37 (NIV) John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of When the Game is Over as he […]

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