Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Endurance

"Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as a son. For
what son is not disciplined by his father?" Hebrews 12:7

Here the writer makes it pretty straight forward. God disciplines his
sons and there is a hint in it that we should be celebrating. It is
good. Though that God is making us better. It isn't easy. The
author wrote on how it is difficult and sometimes painful. But in the
end there is great reward. There is great reward in what a discipline
can teach us. But let me tell you it's not easy.

This cannot be more true of me. I am truly one who believes in
discipline, but when it is done to me, I don't like it. It is hard to
take sometimes. It is painful it rips at my insides. Sometimes I
feel like I want to just give up. It isn't easy. But it is a good
thing. I have to take that attitude like it is a good thing. But it
isn't easy. I know it is difficult. I just need to lean in on God
more for this. It isn't going to be easy.

Lord, thank you for the reminder for this. I know you are trying to
shape me more, than you for your patience.

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