The bigger picture of discipline focuses on the importance of understanding “self-discipline.” Scripture emphasizes the necessity of discipline. Paul spoke of fathers disciplining their children, God disciplining those whom He loves, and the need to discipline our own bodies.
Examining areas that shape the development of discipline in our lives, we find the need to challenge and eliminate excuses.
Whether we talk about leaders or followers, there is a great tendency to make excuses why we are not involved or accomplishing a task, “I would, but…”
We cannot allow excuses to hinder us from achieving the greatness God will accomplish through us.