2 Timothy 2:3
You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
You Can Only Reach Excellence Through Duty, Discipline And Discipleship.
Excellence is not determined by sex, age, race, or occupation. Don’t make excuses or plead your limitations. Everybody is handicapped in some ways. You can use your handicap as an excuse to scratch in the dirt with prairie chickens, or you can use it as a motivation to fly into the heavens and be all you can be.
Moses was handicapped. He said to God, “I can’t lead these people, I’m slow of speech.” Joseph was handicapped. He was a foreigner, an excon fresh out of jail, yet God made him one of the most powerful men in Egypt, second only to Pharaoh. Paul was handicapped. He spoke of a thorn in his side. Paul wrote most of the New Testament—and most of it was written while he was in jail.
Another reason we fail to achieve excellence is lack of discipline. Discipline yourself so other people won’t have to, and that’s good whether you’re 15 or 45. There is no discipleship without discipline. The Bible says, “Be thou faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10).
Source: 12 Sunday Mornings—Volume 2
Today’s Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 7:20-40
Psalms & Proverbs