Love disciplines #Write31Days

wpid-wp-1444226321498.jpegAs children we often look at discipline as anything but love.  We see it as a negative punishment forced on us for disobedience.  Whether it is having something taken away or a physical punishment, we think it is done in torture or pure hatred for our individual freedom and self-expression.

In the spiritual, God disciplines us.  He disciplines because He loves us.  He disciplines us because we are His children.  It is not as a negative measure but to protect us from harm or to help get us to a greater blessing. He doesn’t discipline to make us feel guilty or bad, but to take us to another level.

I was mediating on this scripture and thought about it in the natural as far as the areas that I have not exercised discipline.   I have spent the last twenty years living without discipline or correction in the area of my health.  I ate what I wanted and failed to exercise.  I have not loved myself enough to discipline my body to stay in shape.  I have thought of exercise as a punitive measure  and failed to accept it.  Instead, like a spoiled child I gave up on eating sensibly and staying active.  Now the road ahead is filled first with repentance for not taking care of what God gave me, but now with greater discipline to get into shape before I experience permanent negative side effects.2015Write31Days

What area of your life have you failed to discipline?  What steps are you willing to take to correct it?

About Jackie S

I have been through a lot in life, but through Christ I am more than an overcomer. I am not perfect, I will never claim to be. Praise God I am forgiven though. I am rather opinionated. I see most things in black and white and believe honesty is always the best policy. This combination sometimes comes off harsh. The truth is I love people. I truly love helping others and try to believe the best about others. It is easy to find faults, but focusing on strengths is more my style, but I also shoot it straight. If it sounds harsh, know my heart is for something better for you.
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1 Response to Love disciplines #Write31Days

  1. Pingback: 31 Days to Discipline | Restoring Voice

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