Why is it that I can walk into a store with every intention of only buying the things on my list, and yet walk out with a cart full of stuff I don’t need? Why am I determined to loose those pesky few pounds, and yet find myself eating a triple scoop of Peanut Butter Panic? Why can I feel the tug in my heart warning me not to share that story, and yet I find myself telling it anyway? Why do I think about the negative things that I know will ruin my day?
When I get to the heart of the matter, I realize that many of the things I struggle with are simply a result of the fact that I don’t discipline myself. I don’t do what I know I should do. I don’t stop and make the right choice. I am undisciplined.
The Bible has much to say about self-discipline. We are to be in control of our minds, mouths, bodies, checkbooks, and every other area of our lives. And the truth is if we can’t discipline ourselves with the little things, eventually we will find ourselves undisciplined in the big things.
In this study, we will learn together how to be purposeful in our choices and actions. We will learn to train ourselves in the area of self-discipline and discover the true freedom that is found in a life that is simply controlled by Jesus.