God grants (gives) us, by his grace (free gift), the ability to control (to take hold) of one’s emotions’ and desires’. Self-control. This is just one of the qualities we should continue to add to, increase in measure (2 Peter 1:5). The lack of self-control is likened to godlessness (having no God). So take hold…embrace this gift. Allow it to do the work of grace and increase it’s measure (to gain more and more) in your life.