Being disciplined in your actions means taking things you have studied while reading the Word and putting them into action. We can all read His commands, but who is going to carry them out. 1 John 3:18 states, “little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” In the last blog, I talked about discipline in your morning routine. A large part of that was spending your time with God. After your morning routine ends, you should begin the disciple of your actions. We study and pray in our quiet time, and we act what we learn or hear out during the rest of our days.
One time, I was with a group of friends who were not making the best decisions. At that moment, I had two options: join them or leave them. Since I had been spending time in the Word, I felt conviction. I ended up telling them no and choosing to leave. I could not have done this alone. If I were not strong in my relationship with God, I most likely would have fallen under peer pressure.
When you are consistently talking to God, your relationship becomes so strong that you can overcome adversity. Don’t get me wrong, it took a lot of thought and strength to tell my friends no and remove myself from the situation.
This is just a small example of discipline in your actions. You can also be disciplined by performing an act of kindness or merely obeying what God tells you to do.
I want to encourage you today to keep going, even if you have messed up and given in to temptation in the past. Your past is erased when you ask to be forgiven. Psalm 86:5 states, “you, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” Use this scripture as your motivation to persist.
Special thanks to our guest writer, Morgan:
I am Morgan Parish. I am a senior student at Oral Roberts University. I am studying Marketing with a concentration in Digital Marketing. I am from Eufaula, Oklahoma where I love to wake surf in the summer.
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