March 14, 2016
Living Life Above Mediocrity
Definition of discipline: “training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.”
Being disciplined is a difficult characteristic to master for most people. Being disciplined requires that we push aside things we want to do or get for the things we need that are in line with the overall goals for our lives.
You may need a car but, even if you can afford it, do you need a $100,000 car? We need to be disciplined enough to look at things for what they really are and not for what we think they say about us. A car is a vehicle that has one primary purpose; to take us from point A to point B. That’s it! Nothing more. Nothing less.
Our homes, cars, clothes, neither jobs nor education make us who we are. They are not an extension of who we are. All of these things can be taken, destroyed or repossessed. We should be focused on the things that cannot be taken, destroyed or repossessed.
Mediocrity says: “I want my house to be bigger and better than all my friends. I want my enemies to know that I made it. All those people who said I wouldn’t amount to anything will DIE when they see me driving down the street in my new car and pulling up to my house. This will fix them!”
Above mediocrity says: “I love nice things but I’m not going to value the things of this world over the things of God. I will be a good steward of everything God has given me and I will seek after Him. Then, I will wait on the Lord to fulfill His word to add everything else I need. (Matthew 6:19 – 20; I John 2:15; Matthew 6:33).
During this Lenten season make a decision to allow God to build your moral character as you allow Him to help you become more disciplined.
Living Life Above Mediocrity,
Min. Anita Wamble
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