Discipline can be defined as the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behavior, using punishment to correct disobedience or activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill.
Hebrews 12:11 “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
For the past few months, I have been trying or thinking about scheduling time to accomplish two things: work out and focus on building my business. With being somewhat new to motherhood and having a new job, I began making the excuse of not having the time. Yep, I said it- the EXCUSE! It became clear to me that instead of making excuses, I needed to exercise discipline.
If you think about it, many of us have goals we want to accomplish in life, sometimes taking the first step seems like the hardest thing to do and many times when we do take the first step we make the excuse of not having the time or then when we find the time, we give up. Do you too find yourself saying…”it’s okay, I will work on that tomorrow or I will schedule that when XYZ happens?” Do you too find yourself partially completing the task? Have you ever started something and then stopped it? Have you given up on your dreams and your goals?
Just when I thought this post was about personal goals. As always GOD gave me a different direction. He whispered….. “you all struggle with something in the flesh that you want to be delivered from. Instead of exercising discipline, you’ve been saying….I will give that up tomorrow, I will pray about that later, I will love some other time, my addiction doesn’t matter, and my attitude is just fine…”
Ouch! For me, I have been asking GOD to cover me and not been disciplined in my prayer life. For the past few months, I have been doing “prayers on the go…” My prayers on the go look like this: I pray while I lay in bed, I pray real quickly in the car (while I am really paying attention to traffic or listening to music), I might say a quick prayer in the morning while showering.
In order to pursue personal goals, we need to make a DECISION to be DISCIPLINED in our DICIPLESHIP. When we choose to be DISCIPLINED in our DICIPLESHIP, we connect with GOD on a deeper level and we allow God’s power to help us manifest all that we want in life.
If you- like me have big goals that you want to accomplish or if you want GOD to move in your life, stop making excuses and call on GOD to help you. Move your time with GOD from prayers on the go- to a scheduled time every day. This is my challenge… I challenge you to get DISCIPLINED about your DICIPLESHIP. The scripture tells us that when we do, we yield peaceful fruit. Go bear your fruit.
Thank you so much for showing where I need discipline. Father, please help me get serious about carving out specific time each day to converse with you. Your scripture tells me that when I exercise discipline, for a moment, I might experience pain; but I if remain steadfast, I will yield fruit. Thank you so much for the fruit I will bear.
Commit to the challenge.
I DARE you. ~Lereca Monik
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