Food for the Soul ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

Hi Friends! It's been a little while since I posted last. My bestie from AZ has been in town since Tuesday and we've been having a lot of fun catching up. Throw in piano lessons, baseball practices, purging and cleaning rooms,  and a baseball tournament...well, let's just say I haven't been spending a lot of time on the computer. ;-) I hope you understand. With that said, my heart is convicted this week when I look at 2 Timothy 1:7.
Food for the Soul ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
You see, I've read this verse over many times...focusing in on the first three thoughts...God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but did give us a spirit of power and love. What I believe I have overlooked all these years is the "self-discipline" part. It's something, as God's children, we've been given. However, unless we claim that gift as our own and unwrap it, we may never know the true worth of the gift.

For those who really know me well, they would probably agree that self-discipline is not one of my strong suits. I can start a fitness and better nutrition regime, but rarely stick to it. I can get things really organized, but can't maintain it. I can clean an area until it's spotless, but I have a hard time keeping it that way. I have the best intentions of being in God's Word everyday and praying for everyone on my list religiously, but I often fail even at this. I think I know why...I've never tapped into the fact that God, through His Son Jesus, has given me the power to be self-disciplined. What a relief that it is not all on me!

I think this is another verse that needs to be "written on the doorposts" of our home. Every one of us needs the constant reminder! We need to be praying this scripture back to the Father, asking for Him to help us in this area. After all the purging and cleaning we've been doing the last few weeks, I can attest to the fact that we have not tapped into the power of self-discipline that has been given to us. I know it's an area of mine that needs work and lots of prayer, for self-discipline affects so many facets of our lives. Do you struggle with self-discipline too? Do you find yourself starting things you never finish? Please tell me I'm not alone in this struggle.

I hope you have a delightful week. We will be working through more projects I've started and need to finish, playing lots and enjoying this sweet time with my dear friend. I'll post when I can!

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? Well, if I haven't, I'm telling you now. I love the visits and the sweet notes you leave for me. You are a treasure!
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  1. What an encouraging post Nici! Thank you for sharing from your heart. I think many of us struggle with self-discipline in one area or another. I tend to take on too much, choosing too many "good" things, while not giving enough attention to the "best" things.

    I also have one area I struggle tremendously in when it comes to self control: stopping and going to bed! I'm always doing "just one more thing". I get up on time anyway because I have two people each morning depending on me to have breakfast and lunch for them before they go out the door, so sleeping in is not an option. Lots of tired afternoons are the price tag for my lack of self-discipline in this area. I really need to work on this one.

    Thanks for posting. I love to read "heart" posts and realize that under all the recipes and projects, we are all dependent upon God's grace to walk each day.

    Blessings to you Nici!

  2. Nici, I really appreciate the practical way in which you connected that verse to your life. Funny how we all try to do everything in our OWN power, when we have access to the power of God. Oh we are slow learners. :-/

    May your week be filled with more extraordinary God moments.


Thank you so much for stopping by to leave a comment. I really appreciate you taking the time to write your words of encouragement. Your sweet notes make my heart smile! Have a delightful day!