The Value of Discipline

I was thinking about the things I have done to try to keep myself healthy and strong enough to accomplish what I believed was the will of God. I am acutely aware that I must value and apply these same disciplines going forward. Being disciplined has made possible
my ability to walk in the blessings of God concerning my health, and also worked in the day-by-day fulfillment of what He calls me to do. Like all of us, I may find myself not doing what I want to do and then doing what I don’t want to do. It’s common to every one of us, regardless of how consistently we try to reject the temptations to do what’s wrong or neglect what’s right. In Romans 7:19, and then Verses 25-25a (NLT) Paul says, “I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway… {24} Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? {25a} Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The will of God is all about making an impact on the world around us. This is a definition of success that is accurate and meaningful. Therefore, successfully fulfilling the will of God means choices that will result in positive and fruitful outcomes. When this happens, it reflects back on the person who makes these choices. He or she grows and changes to be more a reflection of Christ. I’m Dr. Bob. If we make it our aim “to be well pleasing” to God (2 Corinthians 5:9), we will reap the fruits of our labor and see ourselves to be effective and successful in what was done and certainly more understanding about why it happened.

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