Discipline. Many times when we hear this word we automatically associate it with punishment or dread, or something that is very difficult. Discipline is something that is good for us, and actually works in our favor. If we are willing to discipline ourselves or be disciplined by our situation, we are inevitably becoming a better person. Look at the positive outcomes that are derived from pressing through the hard things. Weight loss is a result from a disciplined diet and work out routine. Financial gain is a result from hard work and dedication to a job well done. Peace…contentment…and blessings…are a result of spiritual discipline. Set your mind to accepting the challenge of discipline. Persevere and allow God to show you the blessings He has in store for you. The outcome will develop an even better you!
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy. JAMES 5:11
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. HEBREWS 12:11
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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