Don't you love it when God is dealing with you in a specific area? Or several at a time? Feels good, doesn't it?
But how will we ever become the person we were created to be without correction, rebuke and repentance? The truth is....We won't.
With that being said, one of the areas God is dealing with me about at this very moment is self-discipline, or more specifically, the lack of.
I read a passage from Destiny Thieves by Sandie Freed and thought I would share (just in case someone else needs to hear it to):
Esau's lack of self-discipline canceled his spiritual destiny in God.
- If our flesh is in an exalted place of authority, then we become heavily tempted with worldly desires, and we easily sell out to the world.
- We forfeit our leadership calling and spiritual passion, we forfeit our marriages, we forfeit the benefits of our inheritance, and we forfeit destiny.
Not sure how to ask or where to start? Open up your Bible.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~2 Timothy 3:16-17
My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? ~Hebrews 12:5b-7