Divided strength

I posted a quote a couple days back about discipline and self control. Since then I've been kicking around the idea that really zeroing in on the areas of your life that are out of your conscious influence and control has inherent value. It is better to be a person that is not ruled by desires, or emotions even though they may be part of your "nature". Yeah, I said better. I love this part of the quote-

Part of your kingdom is in insurrection. The strength of your life is divided.

I think that this topic keeps coming back around for me because there is a nagging uncomfortableness in it. That usually means there is a change coming...I just have to work my way up to it.

How about you?