As people who want to enjoy our lives today and be strong and healthy for the future, we need discipline in so many areas of our lives. This includes: our eating and exercise habits; the way we use our time; our thoughts, words and emotions; our ability to respond to criticism properly and endure suffering.
I have never heard someone say discipline is easy, but the point is not ease; it’s result. Hebrews 12:11 says, ” For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it( a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness, in conformity to God’s will in Purpose, thought, and action, resulting in right living and right standard with God).”
Discipline is something we do for ourselves; it does not bring immediate joy or results, but later…
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