Monday, December 6, 2010
Inspirational Mondays - "Discipline"
I decided to use last week's post on "Compassion" to tie in with this week's message of "Discipline."
We all have different ways of disciplining ourselves and others. Sometimes it benefits just one person, other times it benefits an entire community. Nevertheless, discipline is necessary not just to restore order but to set a precedent of what's right and wrong and how we are to live our lives on a daily basis.
Discipline can be a taboo subject especially when we start to discuss the degrees of discipline and how to implement it. Well, instead of focusing on specific degrees, we should first accept the fact that a life without consequences or discipline will most definitely lead to a life with chaos and torment. Discipline shouldn't be viewed as a negative thing but rather an opportunity to learn a lesson and grow as an individual. We only have one life to live so why not spend it trying to make ourselves better?
This week's inspirational message says it best:
"Help us, Lord, to remember that discipline makes this family better. Sometimes it is hard to discipline those we love. Sometimes it is hard to be the one disciplined. Help us all to realize that discipline now, saves us from heartache later. Developing good habits through correction and love will ultimately keep our family together."
Scripture: "Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul" -Proverbs 29:17 NKJV
Happy Monday everyone! I wish you all a blessed and prosperous week. :)