Scripture Reference: “Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrew 12: 11
Champions are able to endure an inconvenient present to create a convenient future. You have to go through the pain of discipline before you experience the gain of success. Every man must go through pain. And must choose the kind of pain you will go through. Either the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Always remember that no pain, no gain. You’re either going through the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. However, you will go through one of them in your lifetime.
Those who refuse to pay the price today will experience the pain tomorrow. Those willing to go through the pain of discipline will experience the capacity to plan later. You must determine to pay the price early in life. Those who pay now will be able to play later. And those who play now will be required to pay later. You cannot escape it.
I remember in the university, where some of our classmates will often stay at the back playing while lectures are on. These are the students who do not take their assessments in class and who delight in ignoring all the required process to pass their exams. Back then they enjoyed being referred to as the “big boys”. They were mostly known for their flashy lifestyles and their lack of commitment to academic discipline. Now, many of them are paying the price after school. It is better to bear the yoke in your youth. Greater days are ahead of you but you must discipline yourself now to enjoy the dividends of tomorrow. You have the seeds of greatness in you. You must cultivate those seeds today and keep working on it so you can achieve the greatness that God has placed on your inside.
Daily digest: Greater days are ahead of you but you must discipline yourself now to enjoy the dividends of tomorrow
Prayer: I believe today marks a new dawn in your life. I believe that God will use the insights you’ve gained in this devotional to reshape your life and position you for greatness. Amen