I have been thinking a lot this week. I am not where I want to be in any part of my life. Maybe I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed but I think it is more than just that….
What is different? I used to feel like I had it all together, but now everything is a struggle. So what changed? After a lot of thinking (and a LOT of praying), I realized that I am not as disciplined as I used to be.
Yesterday, I started reading Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund. I have already read this book a couple of times in the past but I know that I REALLY need to read it again.
Why is discipline so important in the Christian life, anyway? It is so important because without it, we are just spinning our wheels as fast as we can, but we are not going anywhere. We are not growing – not in our marriage, as a parent or, most importantly, in our relationship with the Lord.
Discipline is basically having your priorities in order and keeping them there. I have also found that when I am living a life of discipline, that I feel good – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
I am ready to get back to living life with discipline. I am ready to grow in the Lord. I am ready to live for Him to the fullest because my life will be full of Him.