A Life of Discipline Will Bring God’s Peace

A Life of Discipline Will Bring God’s Peace

No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:11(NLT)

Too many things compete for our limited resources of attention, energy and time.

I used to complain to God about my schedule being absolutely insane. I’d cry, “God, how could anyone be expected to do all that I have to do?”

Then it hit me: I was the one who made my schedule and nobody could change it but me! I could no longer spend time wishing things were different because wishing wouldn’t change anything.

God showed me that I had to discipline myself in order to simplify my life.

You’ll have to do that too if you want life to slow down. Ask the Holy Spirit for help. He can guide you, showing you what commitments to make and which ones to turn down.

It may be tough at first, especially if you haven’t been disciplined in the past, but the rewards of order and restraint are worth the effort. The Bible says that discipline brings peaceable fruit. Begin disciplining yourself today, and you can begin to enjoy the peaceful life that God has waiting for you.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I want to experience the peaceful fruit of a well-disciplined life. When I’m tempted to overcommit and stretch myself too far, help me to slow down and only do the things You want me to do.


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