Selfishness is in all of us and it takes discipline in order to do what God would have us do versus what we want to do. The definition of discipline is the quality of being able to behave and work in a controlled way, which involves obeying particular rules or standards. God made us not as robots who always follow the rules, but as freethinking beings who can choose to obey. It is up to us to be disciplined enough to do what God would have us do.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is one of the selfish things in your life preventing you from doing what God would have you do?
2. What is something you can do to discipline yourself to do what God would have you do?
Challenge: It can seem overwhelming to change all of our bad habits all at once. So, pick just one or maybe just a part of the habit and strive to be disciplined to move forward doing what God would have you do.
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