Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. --Titus 2:2
Worthy of respect? It seems like in today’s world, we have forgotten the meaning of the word Respect. If you go to Dictionary.com, you can will see that Respect means: A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem, The state of being regarded with honor or esteem, Willingness to show consideration or appreciation, respects Polite expressions of consideration or deference.
Taking a look at Titus 2:2, what a goal for our lives whether we are men or women! Don't you want your life to reflect the character of God because our faith expresses itself in a life of self-control. This work of the Spirit in our lives happens only as we dedicate ourselves to being what he is at work trying to accomplish in us.
Take a look at your life and see how you can gain better control of your passions, your speech, your example, your daily lifestyle, and your habits. Ask God to help you give up the things that take away from your spiritual passion and your influence for good to those who do not know Jesus.