Did someone say discipline?
Ouch, ouch!!! The word discipline has often brought anxiety and mental pain in my life, due to my many failed attempts. For years I have struggled with being consistent because I would give myself ways of escape not to do something. The truth is, in order to walk in greatness and excellence, discipline is a must.
Let's take a look at the word. Discipline means "training to improve strength or self-control". Each of us have our various struggles and areas for growth. The only way to improve in those areas, is to train (do the same thing) until it becomes part of our daily lives. Greatness is only achieved through consistency. Greatness is achieved through mindset. Change how you think and your actions will began to line up.
In order to walk in discipline daily, here are 3 steps.
1. Have a plan-what is the desired outcome and what do you have to do for the change?
2. Don't talk yourself out of it but talk yourself into it. What will your life look like with the change? Who will be impacted if you change or don't change?
3. Accountability-who can walk with you as you change? We all need help at various times.
Discipline is necessary for greatness and excellence. As children of God, we were created with excellence in us. Tap in to the inner greatness and achieve. Achieve all that God has created you to do and be.
You can and you will. Take it one day at a time and plan. Whatever you plan, do it!!!
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.