Win with self-discipline
When a person with self-discipline agrees to meet you, they'll show up.
When an undisciplined person agrees to meet you, they may or may not show up.
- Some people do what they say.
- Some people make excuses and procrastinate.
You will have many problems unless you have self-control
If your emotions control you, you are headed for trouble. When you control your thoughts and actions, your life will be so much easier.
A disciplined person makes the right choice even if it's not the easiest choice.
Saint Paul stressed the need for self-discipline
In 1Corinthians (9:24-27), he says that if an athlete exercises willpower to gain a temporary crown, then a Christian should
try even harder to gain a crown that lasts forever.
Saint Paul’s own strong will, strengthened by the Holy Spirit, enabled him to endure unbelievable hardships and to go
wherever God led him.
It is not easy to keep our eyes fixed on the prize, which is eternal life with Jesus Christ. There are so many distractions and temptations. Prayer and the Eucharist give us strength.
Despite repeated failures, we need to keep trying.
“For although the just man shall fall seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity” (Proverbs 24:16).
Over time, we succeed more than we fail. Eventually we finish the race and win the prize — life with Jesus.
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