Discipline, Perseverance And The Changes We Dream About

There is no way to escape the need for discipline and perseverance as a watchman. You must be disciplined enough to do whatever needs to be done, regardless of how you feel. You must decide to commit to persevere until the desired change comes. It does not matter how simple or trivial you perceive your assignment to be. If you want changes within the socio-economic sphere of the society, that is what it takes. One interesting thing about discipline and perseverance is that you need external influences to help you develop these skills. 

When you study the lives and times of outstanding people, you should pay attention to their discipline and ability to persevere long enough. You will find the person, persons or external factors that helped them become more disciplined and patient with the process. Discipline is not fun, but it always pays off big-time. It takes a well-trained and mature person to drive the changes we all dream about. Whether you are talking about Abraham or Moses, Peter or Paul. You will find this pattern of a strong conviction (faith) that instils discipline and demands perseverance. 

The Bible makes it clear that God wants us to be disciplined and to not grow weary of correction and reprimands (Proverbs 3:11‭-‬12). The Lord disciplines and brings us into maturity through our parents, trainers, mentors and teachers. We are also forced to confront our inadequacies and grow when we face certain situations and circumstances. Like the Psalmist said: “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.” (Psalm 119:71 ESV). There are circumstances and situations that are currently unpleasant, but if you allow God to work within you, it will help you form discipline and the ability to persevere.

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