“Jesus was full of pain; he struggled hard in prayer. Sweat dripped from his face like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:44 ERV).
Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do but need to do, so that you can do what you want to do. As you complete little, but necessary things, you move closer to the bigger things you want to do in life. This is the right way to live your destiny. To accomplish this, you must commit to disciplined thinking, develop thinking that will help you complete what you endeavor to do. You must also discipline your emotions. You can either master your emotions or let your emotions master you. Don’t let your emotions cause you to make wrong decisions. Finally, you must have disciplined actions. What we think is reflected in how we feel. What we think, and feel is reflected in what we do. Your actions will reflect your degree of discipline. Jesus committed to the right way. His Father’s plan for Him is what Jesus committed Himself to do. That plan included death of the cross. To fulfill His purpose, Jesus was willing to die. If you are going to fulfill your purpose, there will be a death process that you must endure so that the gifts in you can be resurrected and move you into your destiny.
Lord, I commit to your way. Show me the areas of my life that are undisciplined. Give me strength to overcome them. I commit to Your way, the right way.
In what ways have you allowed the Lord to help you overcome undisciplined areas in your life? What steps do you need to take to ensure your continued growth?