Submitting to Discipline #Write31Days

wpid-wp-1444387215541.jpegDiscipline is both a verb and a noun.  Parents discipline their children.  Children learn good discipline.

Our Heavenly Father disciplines us, but it is up to us to submit to the discipline.

Submitting to discipline means that we learn a lesson from the discipline that God gives us.  We often try to circumvent this process.  This is why we often go around the same mountain over and over again.  This happens for several reasons

  1. We run from discipline, completely failing to submit (Jonah 1)
  2. We fail to submit to the entire process of discipline – like spoiled children we talk our way out of it for the moment.  (Israelites throughout the 40 years in the wilderness)
  3. We try to do our own thing (Genesis 4)
  4. We fail to realize that if discipline is not developed we have not truly learned from the teaching and correction.
  5. We say that we “got it” only to realize later we didn’t (II Samuel 12:1-12)
  6. We fail to stay away from the situation. (Judges 13-16)
However, when we realize that God wants the very best for us, it becomes easier to submit to His discipline.  We can then allow Him to work out in us to help us be more like Him.2015Write31Days

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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3 Responses to Submitting to Discipline #Write31Days

  1. Robyn says:

    What a great topic! I look forward to reading more.


  2. Pingback: 31 Days to Discipline #Write31Days | Restoring Voice

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