Self-control is the only hyphenated self word I’ve found in the Bible. Galatians 5:23 says that one of the fruits of the Spirit is self-control. Now, what does it mean to be self-controlled? 

It means that your self—the selfish, self-centered, prideful “you” who resides in all of us—needs to be controlled. If you’re serious about being self-controlled but are finding it difficult to do, perhaps this form will help to guide your thinking and your praying, so that the Holy Spirit can start to change your thoughts and your words, and thereby change you.

Bringing Self Under Control