"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12: 11. No pain, no gain.
Every time I watch football I wonder why these men would want to run at each other, full force, and try to carry an oblong piece of pig skin that could get them crushed! Then I see the bliss on their faces as they enjoy spiking that piece of pig skin in the end zone. Do I have that kind of bliss in mind while I run through all of life's muck and mess? Most times not.
|Practice & Discipline|
As parents, we slowly train our children to develop healthy habits and virtuous character traits. Traits that can help them to develop responsibility, respect, and kindness. At the same time I have to remember that my Heavenly Father is training me to be more like His design for me. Being put through life's trials and relying on God to show me the way is something I feel unfolding each day.
|Run with Perseverance|
Through today's scripture I was reminded to let my "coach" show me the path and to listen, study, strengthen and practice to make sure I get life's playbook engrained in my mind.