Day 253: The Disciplined Life

Day 253: The Disciplined Life
September 10, 2014 Neil Kennedy

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Proverbs 10:17

The road to life is a disciplined life;
ignore correction and you’re lost for good.


The disciplined life is really living.

Most of us have a little twinge when we hear the word discipline – it doesn’t bring back fond memories. However, discipline is an extremely positive attribute when we accept it. In fact, if you want to live life to the fullest, you’re going to need to embrace discipline – it’s for your good.

Discipline is the ability to hear instruction and adjust your mind, will, and emotions to submit to it’s teaching and wisdom.

For an example, when you implement the discipline to read Proverbs everyday, your mind begins to think the thoughts with Godly wisdom – you’re renewing your mind. However, after a few months of discipline the process becomes a passion – a habitual exercise that you can’t imagine going through the day without it.

I want to challenge you to take a look around and survey your life. Are you living slothfully or disorderly? Are there areas of your life that you need to discipline? When you’re reading Proverbs, are there instructional statements that you’re avoiding? Skipping reading them? Are there appetites that you can’t control?

It’s your life – you’re a man – you can decide not to have discipline but the person that you’re hurting most is yourself.


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