“Make your actions speak much louder than your words.”
Ever make a promise to yourself and fail to keep it? It’s a terrible feeling right? Think about it, how in the world can you make a promise to someone else and keep it if you can’t even do it for yourself? Now, don’t go beating yourself up about it because I’m pretty sure that most people have done this at least one time in their life; especially when it deals with promising ourselves to live healthier lifestyles.
I will be the first to admit that I am famous for promising myself that I am going to stick to a diet or workout plan, falling short of it by giving into temptation or creating excuses for my sometimes laziness and then stating how I will begin again on Monday or the beginning of the next month. Sound familiar? Ohhh, yes.
So this is where discipline and self control play a crucial role.
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”- Hebrews 12:11
I can relate to this scripture in so many ways. In the beginning, disciplining yourself can always seem difficult and often times painful, but in the long run, I always benefit from it and find myself in a much happier place.
“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”- Proverbs 25:28
I have to exercise self-control in EVERY aspect of my life. Remember that everything that looks good to you, may
not be good for you! If we choose to spend our lives doing whatever when want, when we want, disregarding the possible effects on our lives, I guarantee that the end result will be no where near the result we truly wanted.
MY CHALLENGE: To make a list of which ways I can become more disciplined or exercise self-control in every aspect of my life.
YOUR CHALLENGE: Do the same. In which ways can you practice more discipline and self-control? Will it ultimately make you happier? You bet! 🙂
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