Proverbs 20: 13
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
Stay awake and you will have food to spare.
The simplicity of this verse is beautiful. Self-discipline is not just a goal for us to reach for, it is a necessity for life on this earth. It is a necessity for a life with God. There are always choices to make, and often there is an easy way, and a harder (also perhaps kinder, more generous, more time-consuming, more expensive, more loving etc.) way. In some areas of my life my self-discipline is good, in other areas, not so much.
Lord God, May I stop and invite your Holy Spirit to help me with every decision. Help me to make the right choice, not just the easy choice. Amen