How are you all? All those in Toronto and around,, have you been LOVING the weather??! hahaha.. go out, get more Sun, don’t forget to use Sunscreen though.. ;]
Anyways, I haven’t been writing a lot lately.. but there is something that has been in my mind for awhile now.. Basically, God has been reminding me about Discipline. Big word, huh? ;]
My church here, IFGF GISI Toronto (http://www.ifgf-toronto.org), set the theme for this year to be the Year of Breakthrough! Breakthrough in all aspects of our life; job/career, relationship, health, finances, etc. In times, people are facing challenges, issues, problems that are sometimes so heavy, big, and they don’t seem to go anywhere anytime soon. I’d like to think of it like a BIG, THICK brick wall.
Imagine, you’re just walking through this street, the only way that will take you to your destination, and all of a sudden there’s this BIG, THICK wall in your way. What do you need to do?
You need to break/destroy that wall, don’t you think? Now, when the wall is BIG and THICK, how many hits do you think you need to make? One? a couple? ten hits? I bet you definitely need more than just one hit!
Then, that is when Discipline comes. You need to keep hitting that wall,, hit it, hit it and hit it again, until the wall breaks allowing you to go through! you need the Discipline to push your self to keep hitting that wall again and again. You may call it Perseverance too, but I think to persevere in something you still need the Discipline. Discipline is the force to keep you going, keeping you from not being lazy, keeping in order, to result in a trained skill.
Now, you may say; “Ohh no, I’m not a very discipline person, I can’t do this, that, and bla bla bla..” but hear this; “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline!” (2 Timothy 1:7)
The seed of discipline is in us already, we only need to practice it, exercise it then we will become better and better at it!
So, my dearest friends, whatever hardships you are facing right now, keep hitting that wall, keep pushing it and pushing it until you break through it! I pray for you all, that you will find that seed of Self-Discipline in you, and let God gives you the strength to exercise that self-discipline until you BREAK THROUGH!
“You hit a wall, you push through it!” – Captain Haddock from the Adventures of TinTin: The Secret of the Unicorn.