Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
~Roy L. Smith~
Why is it that so many individuals with tremendous knowledge and talent, are seemingly unable to utilize their gifts to achieve all that they are capable of? What is lacking is the focus and discipline required to turn that talent into meaningful ability. Let us pray for the necessary strength of commitment, to allow the work do be done in us that must be done…in order for the God-given talents that have been borne in us to flourish, and accomplish their intended purpose.
Thought for the day
Whenever we are in doubt about our sense of purpose or we are having trouble determining how to use the many talents God has gifted us with, let us remember the 3rd step prayer to get us on track; “God I offer myself to thee to build with me and to do with me as thou wilt.” “Relieve me of the bondage of self that I may better do thy will, take away my difficulties that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of thy power, thy love and thy way of life. May I do thy will always!”
Know also in your [minds and] hearts that, as a man disciplines and instructs his son, so the Lord your God disciplines and instructs you. ~Deuteronomy 8:5 (Amp)~
The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. Through these proverbs, people will receive instruction in discipline, good conduct, and doing what is right, just, and fair.
~Proverbs 1:2-3 (NLT)~
Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children. Don’t all parents correct their children? ~Hebrews 12:7 (NLT)~
For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. ~2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NASB)~