Day 5 – elusive discipline

27 Aug

It’s just after 11pm on Friday and I was this close (bring your index finger within a millimetre of touching your thumb to get a visual) to not bothering to write a blog today. My 30-day challenge of writing a blog post everyday almost came to an end before the week was over. I had the excuses all lined up – “I’m tired. It’s been a long week. My shoulder hurts. I don’t feel inspired. No one will even notice.” blah blah blah.

So I’m not writing today because I have something particularly insightful, intelligent, funny or inspirational to share, but rather for the sake of being disciplined. Discipline is  something that often eludes me. But that in itself is a bit of a cop out, because discipline is straight up, a choice – a choice that I constantly struggle with. Whether  in school, sports, music, my Christian walk, behaviours, working out, new skills or a multitude of other things, I have often been guilty of cutting corners or even laziness. It’s embarrassing to write that, but it’s true.

I feel very blessed to have had the experiences that I did over these past few months and for the inspiration and dreams that were born from it. But these dreams will never come to fruition unless I learn to practice consistent discipline in my life. My devotional this morning spoke of something similar and was a welcome reminder to not let gifts go to waste. “The most difficult person to deal with is the one who has the smug satisfaction of an experience to which he can refer back, but who is not working it out in practical life (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest – August 27).” I do not want to be this person. So today I write this post as a tiny step towards discipline.

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2 Responses to “Day 5 – elusive discipline”

  1. anna August 27, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    ahhhhhh i love this post
    i love you
    you are my inspiration
    thank you
    i had some similar stuff go on in my quiet time today
    i was sitting on the deck
    dad & k golfing
    girls all asleep
    just me myself and my LORD
    it was wonderful
    inspired and wrote a 4 page poem
    and discipline is a huge thing k and i talk about and work on and i feel i once had but have not had much lately
    thank you for your quote
    your walk
    your love for jesus
    your inspiration
    love love you jaimes
    can’t wait til oct!!!
    hope it all works out
    we’d LOVE it too
    big hugs
    and thank you
    me <

  2. Jamie Born August 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm #

    oh anna, you are so sweet! thank you for the kind words. i don’t even know what to say. it’s funny because i felt like i didn’t have any words to write last night and God just put these ones on my heart. i love you and hope to see you soon!

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