BE DISCIPLINED, BE DISTINGUISHED (3)
Updated: Jan 21
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Insight and Highlight
You will never find a man or woman distinguished in the pursuit of God who is not disciplined.
You will never find a person distinguished in pursuit of God who is not disciplined. As Daniel was, so also was Esther (Esther 4:16).
The Apostle Paul says in 1 Cor 9:27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should...." (NIV)
In the world of today, it may also be said: will you not find a person in pursuit of a career who will not comport or discipline him/herself.
To attain a given resolution, goal, vision, it starts with discipline. Cream of industries, banking, science, technology value this so as to attain a distinguished and accomplished end.
To remain on top of the industry, discipline, among many other factors, are paramount in the hearts of top notchers.
As Daniel purposed in his heart to do what was purposeful so also there are people who purpose in their hearts to do what is not purposeful.
Discipline that distinguishes is the epitome of anyone who values good success.
It works for your good more than or before, it works for the good of others.
Do you want more of God or God of more?
Discipline yourself, He is watching you.
Discipline is a choice.
There is an English saying that goes: where there is a will, there is a way.
Call to Word action
There is a will to do good and so also a will to refuse. You must be interested in the will in you to do good, if you want to be distinguished. You already have it. It is inside of you.
2 Cor 8:12 For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.
The Christian clarion duty
Romans 7:21 l find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
If you do not strive to resist every stumbling block in your way to get there, you cannot get there.
If you are not interested in the way to get there, you cannot get there
Lev 11:47 To make a difference between the unclean and the clean,...."
Lord, help me to make a difference that will distinguish and make me a reference point to others to follow, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and be blessed as you come into His presence, today.
God bless you.