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Accepting and Enacting Discipline

God definitely has a sense of humor when He puts before me the subject of self-control to talk about on a holiday week, but don't worry I am not going to focus on eating. As I was reading through Hebrews 12, verses 11 - 13 the idea of personal self-control and the disciple God sends into our lives for our own good, hit me like a ton of bricks.
Disciple of any kind, we are reminded in Hebrews 12, was never supposed to be enjoyable.  And, for us who live in a time when we are bombarded with messages from a feel good society, we must fight against fleeing from the uncomfortable places disciple takes us because our own righteousness is at stake.
Plus, we have an added burden in staying disciplined and leading a disciplined life, those who are following behind us (v13).  Whether we like it or not, our children and all those God has given for us to lead are following us on the path we are taking.
My own stubborn nature has allowed me to receive some pretty harsh and painful …

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