Dunamis Seeds Of Destiny 22 November 2023 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche: Discipline Yourself
TOPIC: Discipline Yourself (Seeds Of Destiny 22 November 2023)
SCRIPTURE: And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: When the flesh is out of control, the future is also out of control.
Indiscipline or lack of self-control is a major enemy of distinction and destiny. Lack of self- control made Reuben to sleep with his father’s wife and that made him totally useless in life.
Indiscipline or lack of self-control also made Esau to sell his birth right for a plate of food and that relegated him out of sight forever. Indiscipline or uncontrolled appetite made Esau to lose his destiny for a temporary thing.
On the other hand, discipline or the capacity to say “No” to the wrong thing made Joseph to stand out in life. In Genesis 39:9, he said “No” to Potiphar’s wife when she made immoral advances towards him.
The lifestyle of discipline made Daniel to stand out. In Daniel 1:8, he said “No” to the king’s food. One of the greatest strengths of anybody is the capacity to say “no” to the wrong things and maintain dignity.
You must understand that when the flesh is out of control, the future is also out of control. A person that cannot successfully lead his life can never lead anything or anyone on earth.
Everyone is a leader; and leadership begins with leading oneself. Leading yourself is making yourself to do what you are meant to do when you are meant to do it. This is one of the greatest strengths of character. And the strength of character is what determines the weight of destiny.
People with weighty destiny have very strong character; people with weak character have light destiny.
For example, some people have lost their jobs because of alcoholism. And you know, you don’t commit any serious thing to an alcoholic.
Others have lost their jobs because they are always on the internet viewing wrong content. They would spend 15 hours on the net watching all manners of wrong things and their work is left undone. And then they are sacked.
My counsel is, shun the lifestyle of indiscipline by all means. Bring your flesh under control and you shall fulfil your destiny.
Remember this: When the flesh is out of control, the future is also out of control.
- Make up your mind and put your flesh under control. Say “No” to the flesh.
- Yield to the Holy Spirit so you can fulfil destiny.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to bring my flesh under subjection. Help me to yield totally to the Holy Spirit, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: ENEMIES OF DISTINCTION (PART 3).
QUOTE: Accountability imparts caution and discipline. That means you have someone who can ask you, “Did you pray today? How is your spiritual life? How is your study of the Word? How about that thing you are battling with?” Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: 1 Corinthians 8-10.
AMAZING FACT: Elephants are incapable of jumping, but these massive mammals can run at a maximum speed of 25 miles (40 km) per hour. Yet even when they are moving at their fastest, they still keep at least one foot on the ground at all times.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The grace and discipline to live above sin is imparted in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.