Friday, March 5, 2010

self discipline - OUCH!

Hate the word Discipline -

Self discipline

Self-discipline refers to the training that one gives one's self to accomplish a certain task or to adopt a particular pattern of behavior, even though one would really rather be doing something else.

yes, that's me. "rather be doing something else" like sleeping!

So, I wake up... Open my sorry eye's .... put a smile on my face.... say "bless the Lord"

and get me #$'@* out of bed....


Thus, self-discipline is the assertion of willpower over more base desires, and is usually understood to be a synonym of 'self control'. Self-discipline is to some extent a substitute for motivation, when one uses reason to determine a best course of action that opposes one's desires. Virtuous behavior is when one's motivations are aligned with one's reasoned aims: to do what you know is best and to do it genuinely gladly.

1 Peter 5:8 Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Proverbs 25:28
Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.

Good news... Motivation! is the key. Now say it with me "internal monolog"

I WANT to take care of me. I feel better, look better "am better" when I take care of me.

I choose to have Christ live in ME, therefore I need to take care of me, because I LOVE HIM who died for me!

Amen, and Amen


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