A wise man once said, “There are two types of pain – the pain of discipline and the pain of regret.” Putting yourself under discipline to meet a set goal could be painful for a while, but at the end, it culminates in glory, honour, and fulfillment when your goal is met and you win the prize. On the other hand, when you evade discipline, goals become terminated, and regret, with its attendant pain, sets in.
Though still a type of pain, I would rather go through the pain of discipline than go through the pain of regret, because anyone who lives without discipline will die without honour.
What then is discipline? Here, let me give you tips…
1. Discipline is training expected to produce a specific character or acceptable pattern of behaviour leading to spiritual, mental, moral, social, and physical improvement.
2. Discipline is learning self-control. It is not a gift, it is a learned act.
3. Discipline is the willingness to do what others don’t want to do, to get what others can’t get.
4. Discipline is putting yourself under a rule to become a ruler.
5. Discipline is going the hard way to avoid a hard life.
6. Discipline is denying yourself temporary pleasure to escape permanent pressure.
7. Discipline is paying the price now to get the prize later. Every crown has a cross.
8. Discipline is doing what you may not like to get what you like.
9. Discipline is the ability to get oneself into action regardless of your emotional state.
10. Discipline is asserting your willpower over fleshly desires.
11. Discipline is living according to purpose and not according to circumstance.
12. Discipline is doing the right thing at the right time in the right way at the right place with the right people.
Stay tuned for more…
*(Original message preached by Pastor Ubong Intia)