Self-discipline, I almost hate the word, not because I am against disciplining myself, but because it is just so hard. Any kind of discipline is not naturally welcomed, let alone enjoyed, however self-discipline seems like the most elusive and avoided one for me. Even with the most sincere and motivated mindset to get up and workout early, when the alarm clock goes off self-discipline is the last thing on my mind.

Understanding self-discipline does not come naturally, how can one develop self-discipline in his or her life? John MacArthur gives 9 Tips to Self-Discipline here. Admittedly, #1 & #3 come most naturally to me, while #2 and #5 seem to be the ones I struggle with the most.

Please don’t hesitate to comment and ask me how I am doing in these areas or add any tips you think are helpful. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.