Designed in Discipline

“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.” -Hebrews 12:11

Discipline is one of the most important factors in how we create results and improvement. Walking in discipline is hard. We need and require discipline to help us remain on the course of God. Think about the areas in your life where you may fall short in discipline. Accordingly, take into consideration how this has affected your walk with God, how your family and friends have been impacted and how it has made you feel. When you break down how the inconsistencies and undisciplined nature affects the important matters of your life, you will subsequently want to align with what God needs you to do. In this, we must break down barriers that have been built over the years. It takes fixing systems of self-doubt and fear; creating the time that we need to prepare and prosper. Old habits have to be broken in order for us to reap the full benefits of our discipline. When we are applying discipline to our work and life choices, we will begin to see the fruit that will be produced in due season.

We know that discipline does not feel good, particularly in the beginning. The start is crucial. It is easy to be distracted and lack motivation while positioning yourself in discipline. Sometimes things and situations will get in the way, but ultimately you have to make the decision to keep pressing forward in those moments. The root of discipline is tenacity and perseverance. Also, in our diligence it will become uncomfortable and painful. In our steadfast nature, we will become tired. Ask God to help strengthen your spirit, mind and soul: it is vital that you continue to experience the entirety and fullness of this season; it is important that you keep encouraging your children through and through; it is crucial that you stay committed to the work; it is imperative that you keep your eyes on Jesus. Your discipline is making ways for future generations in the Kingdom of God. Your discipline right now matters.

Your discipline has authority to make change not only within yourself, but within the world around you. People will take note of the consistency of God in your life. The harvest that awaits you after remaining disciplined through the trials and tribulations, will generate righteousness and confidence that only comes from God. To be established in God’s obedience is to walk with His discipleship. You have to be disciplined in your journey with God to experience all that God knows about you. Being disciplined requires us to decrease from our own ways in order to follow God. In our discipline, we are being trained by the Holy Spirit for more. Your discipline will become grounds for the development of what is being executed in your dedication and devotion. The fruits will represent the production of works through God in you. We are designed in discipline through Christ. Your direction with God will indicate His intentions for your life. Keep doing the hard work—God is always with you.

“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.” -Hebrews 12:11

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