Do you realize that when you’re not discipline, you’re fighting against what is best for you? You’re fighting against God’s purpose for your life.
Part of the strength God gives you to “do all things through him” is the ability to choose to do his will, even before you know the full implications of what that means. He will begin to change your desire, developing within you more and more of a “want” to do his will but the work of discipline is your choice.
Discipline: behavior and order maintained by training and control, activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill, the rigor or training effect of experience, etc.
Am I willing to start a discipline, (definition above) in advance, that I will do what God asks me to do, no matter what it is? Am I abandoned to him and his will, believing he will strengthen me to do all the things he asks?
The Good News is that, even if you’re not ready to immediate start being discipline, God will give you strength to be honest with him. He already knows about your hesitancy, so he won’t be surprised by prayerful confessions, such as, “Father, I’m not sure I’m ready to do this”
Yet God is gracious and patient. Tell him, “I don’t know that I’m willing to step out in faith without first knowing everything that’s going to happen, but I’m willing to be made willing.”