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.
- If you could take back anything in your life that you have regrets over, what would it be?
- How disciplined are you? How does discipline have to be a necessary part to living with no regrets? How can this develop in you?
- 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?
- What are some disciplines that will help you get ‘what you want most?’