Self Discipline

It’s so easy to become lazy. I’ve become lazy and I don’t like it. So I’ve realized that it will take small steps to get the ball of change rolling. I’ve worn contacts since I was a teenager and I’ve always struggled with taking them out every night. It’s so much easier just to sleep with them in, but I knew it was laziness. Last Friday I took them out before going to sleep and I’ve done it every night since. It’s only been 5 nights so far but I’m committed to continuing this, I’m committed to learning self discipline. We are told in Scripture that our bodies are temples and for so long I’ve neglected mine in little ways. I want that to change. I need to eat better, I need to excercise more, I need to be quicker to love and slower to use words that hurt. Because self discipline isn’t just about the physical side of life, it’s also about the mental side, the Spiritual side. Self control is a fruit of the Spirit and I want the Spirit to be evident in my life. This definitely won’t be an overnight conversion for me, it’s the whole snowball effect and it’s starting with taking my contacts out every night. Life is a growing process and I can either sit back and do nothing or grow as a person and I for one am choosing to grow.


One comment on “Self Discipline

  1. Ryan Keller says:

    Love it. I’m in the same boat. Especially dangerous now that I have 6 weeks off of work. I’m learning that it’s important to not just focus on the behavior change (like eating healthier) but also the heart behind it (somewhere deep down I believe the lie that eating oreos is more satisfying than God’s word, prayer, enjoying creation, etc.). If I think about that for a minute, eating a bunch of oreos seems a lot less appealing… because it IS a lot less appealing.

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