Wednesday, April 23, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY....discipline


As I meditated upon what I could share for this week's THANKFUL THURSDAY, I was brought back to earlier in my day when something was said that caused my mood to quickly change in my household. My kids negativity towards each other quickly altered my mood!

Moods can bring strange impulses; when we get moody, we want to do weird things or neglect our responsibilities. "I don't feel like doing anything today, I am in a bad mood! Just leave me alone!!"

Sound familiar?

Disciplined people submit their emotions to wisdom. They say, "These are my feelings, but I don't live by my feelings. I may have moods, but they don't dictate my actions." We will enjoy our day alot more if we discipline ourselves to do what we believe and not what we feel!
Therefore, today I am THANKFUL for DISCIPLINE....
1. I AM THANKFUL that when someone says something against me...God gives me the DISCIPLINE to forgive!

2. I AM THANKFUL that when things don't go the way I had planned...God gives me the DISCIPLINE of acceptance!

3. I AM THANKFUL that when I can't see how things are going to work out...God gives me the DISCIPLINE of peace!

4. I AM THANKFUL that when my unsaved friend is in need...God gives me the DISCIPLINE of discernment!

5. I AM THANKFUL that when I don't have the answers to lifes problems...God gives me the DISCIPLINE of reading His Word!

6. I AM THANKFUL that when my life gets so busy and out of control...God gives me the DISCIPLINE of time management!

7. I AM THANKFUL that when I am in need...God gives me the DISCIPLINE to give to others less fortunate!

8. I AM THANKFUL that when I don't feel like going to church...God gives me the DISCIPLINE to gather with fellow believers!

9. I AM THANKFUL that when my mood says "I can't do it!"...God gives me the DISCIPLINE to be an overcomer!

10. I AM THANKFUL that when I am faced with so many decisions...God gives me the DISCIPLINE to choose Him daily!

PROVERBS 1:3 "Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity."

ARE YOUR THOUGHTS (and moods) DISCIPLINED IN THE LORD?

Have a THANKFUL THURSDAY. Visit IRIS for more Thankful Thursday postings!




Blessings, Laurie




6 comments:

Cheri said...

Man, have I been moody the past 3 days...and No, I have not been disciplined by giving me fellings to the Lord.

So, once again my dear friend, you have given me great words to ponder.

...be disciplined and give my moods to the Lord and then rejoice in his mercy!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such sweet, Godly wisdom. Bless you.

Storm said...

What wisdom! I need to be more disciplined. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Sharon said...

The Lord disciplines those He loves. Thank you for this TT.

Laura said...

Good post. I am grateful for the friend I've found in you, too! Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful word to meditate on - I really need "discipline' in bold letters on my fridge.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart and wisdom with us this past week.

Be blessed today and always...