I truly could not be more excited about this month’s topic. Discipline is something that I didn’t really have a great grasp on until a few years ago. It was something I had to fight hard for and something that went against a few of my natural tendencies. So if I can learn to apply discipline to my life, then you can too. You will be so grateful that you did, trust me!
There’s no better place to get inspiration than from the Scripture itself. Read these verses and pray over them, ask God to start working on you. This is the BEST place to start!
Here are 10 verses to kickstart our study of discipline:
“Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly.” 1 Timothy 4:7 (NLT)
“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 – 25 (NLT)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
“Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.” Proverbs 16:32 (NLT)
“He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life.” Titus 1:8b (NLT)
“The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4: 7 – 8 (NLT)
“Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.” Hebrews 5:14 (NLT)
“How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:9 – 11 (NLT)