Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. ~ Hebrews 12: 7-8
What is discipline? Examine any elite athlete who rises to the top of their field and you will find 10,000 hours of sweat, training, failure, recovery, and discipline.
The lessons we learn in failure is what inches us toward success. Discipline is what gets us ready for the day - preparing us for the win.
God is telling us that undisciplined men are clutter on the roadway to victory. God demands discipline of our commitment to Him.
Failures will come, but discipline is what pulls us through. Without the disciplines of faith and without God, we are doomed to repeat our failures over and over.
There are 5 fundamental disciplines of faith we should practice daily:
Study, Worship, Accountability, Prayer, Service (SWAPS).
Climb out of hardship with discipline, fortitude, and stamina provided by God's strength.
GO DEEPER: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27