SELF-DISCIPLINE

In the book of Col 3:1-14 we learn a lot about Self-Discipline; and this is a fruit of the Spirit that many people battle with.  And as Joyce always says: the Battle begins in the mind.

Whatever it is that you are trying to do in life; you need to understand that if you want change, you must make a decision that you are going to do your best to work hard at doing the changes.  Scientists say it takes 21 days for someone to fall into another pattern or new way of life…

If you want improvement in your life you must understand that it will happen on the inside, and then only show on the outside later.  Permanent change in your life-style will take much hard work and effort to see it through. You must start by changing the way you think (your thinking pattern).  You must focus on positive things and get rid of negative feelings and ideas.

Remember that you made a choice to better yourself, therefore forget about the old things, and focus on the new ideas and form habits that is difficult to break.  Always remember who you are in Christ and do not let anyone break you down;cast you out; degrade you; abuse you physically or mentally; or do things to you that will not please God.  Stand your ground at all times, even when it seems hard to do.  God is faithful and will lift you up when you stand for Him and not against Him.  Discipline yourself and trust God to help you!

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