Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Need for Discipline

As in years past, I resolved to become more disciplined in certain areas of my life this year.  Exercise, prayer, homecaring routines, being timelier to appointments and work.  It was something God had been whispering needed to be addressed in my life.  My normal inclination is to avoid discipline and routine like a child resisting a big spoonful of medicine.  God, does it really matter if I get to work at 8:32 instead of 8:30? 

These words from Joel Osteen's book Starting Your Best Life Now leapt off the page and grabbed my attention:

"Every time you compromise, every time you are less than honest, you are causing a slight crack in the foundation.  If you continue compromising, that foundation will never be able to hold what God wants to build.  You'll never have lasting prosperity if you don't first have integrity"

So God wants me to develop discipline in these areas of my life, so there will be a strong foundation for His blessings and abundance!  Knowing this makes it easier to get up earlier in the mornings when I would rather just pull the covers up over my head.    

I'd love to hear from you!  Are there any areas in your life you're working on improving?


  1. I need to be more thankful for all that I've got. I should really work on ending the negative focus (what I don't have, wish I had, could do, etc.) and being more positive every day.

  2. Too many to count! I am most definitely a work in progress.
    Blessings, andrea

  3. Definately needed to hear that today. Discipline is som any areas has beend exactly what I need for way too long and I have heard God whispering "The time is Now" and yet, I resist, clinging to old patterns that don't work. Good to know there are others on this journey too.

  4. Heather, you're definitely not alone on this journey!

    Mary Ellen