Would You Rather? – Week 3

Would You Rather?
3 – Have discipline or live with regret


“In this world you will have trouble.” John 16:33

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.

“For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Romans 7:15

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So, run that you may obtain it.  Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-251.

1.  What do you want most?

2.  What do you need to choose now to achieve what you want most?
“So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.  But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”    1 Corinthians 9:26-27

If you do not do something now about that which you want most that will very likely become your greatest regret.
Discussion Questions:

  1. If you could take back anything in your life that you have regrets over, what would it be?
  2. How disciplined are you?  How does discipline have to be a necessary part to living with no regrets?  How can this develop in you?
  3. What would it look like in your life to answer our question tonight, ‘would you rather have discipline or live with regret? What needs to change to make that happen?
  4. What are some disciplines that will help you get ‘what you want most?’