Your life isn’t just a repository of knowledge; it’s a canvas of actions. Even if you hold the creative power to reshape the world, without a steadfast commitment to discipline, your potential remains untapped. Proverbs 12:27 reminds us that the diligent, unlike the lazy, make the most of what they have, leading to precious wealth. Discipline, particularly self-discipline, emerges as the linchpin for progress and heightened productivity. It’s the commitment to doing the right thing at the right time, regardless of feelings or circumstances. Developing the self-discipline required to maximize your creative potential often requires external support.
The genius of the Christian faith lies in the discipleship system as designed by our Lord Jesus. Discipleship helps you to grow and gain strength with external support. While your discipler (a kind of coach) may echo familiar principles, their presence elevates accountability, propelling individuals toward success. In the initial stages, self-discipline may require the guidance of masters in the field, revealing the unique disciplinary requirements of each craft. Learning a craft extends beyond knowledge to embrace the distinct disciplines not always covered in standard curricula. You will not always be able to read up on things you don’t know. The wisdom and experience of the master makes a difference.
In the journey of discipline, investing time and resources is strategic. Depending on your current situation, you might need to seek out a master, mentor, or hire a coach. You need someone higher than you to guide you, especially when venturing into uncharted territories. Don’t squander your life; instead, dial up the discipline. A disciplined life not only optimizes productivity but propels you toward your goals. The decision to embrace discipline is a commitment to transform knowledge into meaningful action, ensuring that what you know aligns with what you do. Discipline helps a diligent person to get precious wealth (Proverbs 12:27 (ESV)).