1 Peter 1:13, " So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control ... "
Think"Discipline is doing what we ought to do, so we can do what we want to do." Can you remember the last sporting event, competition, or work project you prepared for? Think about the things you did to prepare for it. You were disciplined in your time, you studied, and you practiced for the task ahead of time. The same is true in our faith. You see, the question is not IF we will be tested or IF a trial will come, but WHEN. That is why today's scripture encourages us to be prepared. It's not so we can escape a test or trial, but so we can excel when we're in it!
- How do we prepare our minds? Spend time reading the Bible. Memorize scripture that stands out to us. Pray throughout the day.
- How do we exercise self-control? Discipline. Do the hard things first and choose the important over the urgent.