If a man sleeps & nods, even for a second of time, when he is at the wheel of an automobile, the automobile will be wrecked.
If when a plane is taking off or landing, the pilot loses control, even for the fraction of a second, the wreck of the plane & the death of the passengers will be the result.
It is not otherwise with a man's life.
A moment's carelessness, a moment's loss of self-control, may wreck his happiness & lay him in the dust.
2 Tim 1:7 (NET): “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
“Character is made by many acts. It may be lost by a single act.” – Author unknown.
Pro 16:32 (NLT): “Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.”