Proverbs 12:1 (NLT)
To learn, you must love discipline;
it is stupid to hate correction.
If you want to be good at something, it takes discipline. Growing up I tool piano lessons and that required practice every day to master the skills that my teacher set forth each week. If you play an instrument, you have to practice, if you play a sport you have to train and eat right to be better. To grow in any area in life you’ve got to discipline yourself.
If you want to become a person of character, you’ve got to love discipline. Discipline not easy and it’s certainly not fun. Discipline is hard work. But if you want to learn, to grow, and to be better, you’ve got to learn to love discipline.
That’s what our verse is encouraging us to do. To become better at anything we’ve got to embrace correction and love discipline. When we do we will learn and grow.
It’s the small choices we make that set us apart from others. So decide that you’re going to discipline yourself to make good choices. It’s those choices that determine where you end up in life.
Dear Lord, help us to be disciplined in the things we do so that we can become what You have designed for each of us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.