Discipline is a Rigorous Workout!
I think we all, at some point or another, have started a exercise routine, right? Can you remember how rough it was, how you had to literally push yourself out of bed to get to the gym only to leave feeling sore and beat up? Yet we did it again the next day while some of us said forget this crap!😁 But for those who hung in there, eventually you began to see results, you now see the beauty in all the ashes, right!
That is how it is when our Abba disciplines us. It's painful while you'r going through that difficult time but through faith and prayer we will see the fruit. You will see how that experience strengthened you, grew you, and corrected those things that were a little off kilter. That discipline "trained" you just like when you go to the gym! Painful process but the "training" (gegymnasmenois) is what God uses to whip us into shape! The end result is growth and development!
So, don't curse the process, lean into it. Strengthen those muscles! Let God be your personal trainer!
I love ya'll for real!