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Dunamis’ Seeds of Destiny Devotional-------28 January 2021

 


Topic: More Understanding Of Discipline

The stretching of oneself to achieve desired objectives is called discipline. There can be no reach without a stretch; to reach anywhere in life, you must stretch to get there. There is no prize without price.

SCRIPTURE: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:27

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Discipline is the delaying of gratification for the establishment of distinction.

Earlier, we saw that discipline is doing what is required to get at what is desired. It is doing what it takes to get to where you want to be. If the top is your desire, then what to do to get there is called discipline.

Today we shall be gaining more understanding of the subject of discipline.

What then is discipline on the journey of excellence?

  1. Discipline implies a life under control, rule, routine or schedule (1 Corinthians 9:27).

When we say a man is disciplined, it means that his life is under control; he is a man of rules, routines and schedules.

On the other hand, when we say a man lacks discipline, it means his life is out of control; no rule governs his life; he has no set of routines, no schedule. He can jump into a car going to Lagos when a friend invites him suddenly.

  1. Discipline implies the stretching of oneself to achieve desired objectives (1 Kings 17:21).

The stretching of oneself to achieve desired objectives is called discipline. There can be no reach without a stretch; to reach anywhere in life, you must stretch to get there. There is no prize without price.

  1. Discipline is saying NO to the unprofitable and saying YES to the profitable (Luke 9:23).

Discipline is the delaying of gratification for the establishment of distinction. There are things that are legitimate but not profitable (1 Cor. 10:23). Apostle Paul said, all things are lawful for me but all things are not expedient. For example, if you eat every morning, you didn’t break any law and no one can take you to a court of law. But for the sake of your future and destiny, there is a need to fast and pray once in a while in order to realise your destiny.

Remember this: Discipline is the delaying of gratification for the establishment of distinction.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Put your life under control by scheduling it.
  2. Stretch yourself to reach your goal.
  3. Say “No” to anything that will rob you of your chance of fulfilling destiny.

PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace to live a scheduled life. Help me not to be loose in life but to be under rules, Lord in Jesus’ Name.

FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PATHWAY OF EXCELLENCE (PART 5).

QUOTE: Financial discipline determines financial dignity. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW’ by Dr Paul Enenche.

DAILY READING: Numbers 21-25

AMAZING FACT: Male lions are the only big cats that look different from the females of the species.

PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Every spell of indiscipline be broken off your life in Jesus’ Name.

Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities

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