Discipline may not be very appealing but it is the mystery behind distinctions in life. You can never enjoy lasting progress in life without proven self-discipline.
Eccl.10:5-8 -There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: 6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.
Eccl.10:16-17 –16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! 17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
Self-discipline is a covenant requirement for lasting success.
Prov.31:4-5 – It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
If you don’t want to be disqualified for the throne of success, there are behavioral pattern that you must subscribe to. You must work out your own success with fear and trembling. Careless lifestyle can rob a potential great man or woman of that great future.
Amnon was a potential heir to the throne of King David but by careless association, he did not only lose the throne, he also lost his life according to 2 Samuel 13.
You are loaded with greater virtues than anyone in the Old Testament but you have to find out how to actualize it. We are in a highly undisciplined generation but you must choose to be different. You must take your life serious for the security of your destiny, the establishment of your posterity and the assurance of your eternity.
Your lifestyle defines your future-style; if you don’t have a serious approach to life, you will not have a glorious result at the end. Indiscipline is a trap of the enemy; do not fall into it.
1Cor.6:12 – All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
Self-discipline is a deliberate choice to go for the profitable instead of the acceptable. Be determined to choose the profitable over the acceptable. It takes self-disciplined to be accomplished in life. It is very important to define your life by taking responsibility; don’t sell off your future with irresponsible lifestyle. You are absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life.
Self-discipline is triggers potentials; you may not know how much potentials embedded in you until you subscribe to the law of self-discipline. No one would have believed that Benjamin Franklin will amount to anything in life because he had only two years formal education. He literarily taught himself how to read and write; and ended up as one of the greatest American philosophers in history to the point that Americans observe Benjamin Franklin’s day in honour of his memory. Self-discipline brought the best out of him.
In one of his quotes, he said, ‘Do you love life? Then, do not squander time for that’s the stuff life is made off’.
Self-discipline can help you invest your time in developing your potentials so as it will not be wasted. Don’t let God not be disappointed in you; wake up and take your destiny in your hand. Self-discipline is vital in defining one’s destiny.
Rom.10:12 -For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
God is not a racist; we are all created in His own very image. There is no difference between you and anybody else in any part of the world.
Rev.5:9-10 -And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
We are a people of equal destiny; no one’s destiny in this kingdom is brighter than yours and no one has an edge over another; it’s just that one person is more dedicated than the other. Begin now to respond to the dictates of scriptures to actualize your glorious destiny in Christ Jesus because God believes in principles and HE is no respecter of persons according to Rom.2:11
Eccl.5:9 -Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
You are not a surrogate citizen of heaven; you have equal access to what anybody else has access to. You must therefore accept full responsibility for the outcome of your life and for the future you desire. Your destiny is not in the hand of the government or your parents; your destiny is in your own hand. The outcome of your life is not the devil’s fault; it is the choice you made in the past. I pray for you today that your life will not be wasted in the name of Jesus the Christ –Amen!
God bless you