SELF DISCIPLINE (2) by Faith Oyedepo


Dear Teenagers,

Peace and blessings in the precious Name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. This month shall be your month of marching forward. Am sure you were blessed by the first edition and I hope you have started setting boundaries in all area of your life so as to have a smooth ride in the your journey in life. In this series I will be sharing with you specific area you need to be disciplined and to achieve it.

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrew 12:11)

Self-discipline is a training you have to take yourself through though it may seem like punishment but the end result is priceless. Self-discipline often means putting off your immediate comfort or wishes in favour of long-term success, It is the ability to do what you should be doing.

At the heart of any successful person, is self-discipline. Whether it’s success in their personal lives or their professional lives, it all starts with an inherent ability for self-control through discipline. Your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviours and your habits, all of them must be kept in check. Someone once said: Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.


  • Time

Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back Time is the only resources you have no control over in life, the quality of your time spent is equivalent to the quality of your life.

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

We all have 24 hours in a day; the difference is how we use it. We usually have a lot of things that we want to get done and it is important to prioritize our tasks. This way, we would spend time doing the relevant things and make the most of our 24 hours.  The time quadrant is a great way to help prioritize tasks. Time is referred to as the currency of life, so how much of it you spend wisely or invest in will determine how much your life will count (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

  • Habits

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. Warren buffet

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence/success then is not an act but a habit. Considering that so much of what we do on a daily basis is habit-driven, developing the right habits will help to instill the right amount of discipline into your lives. Food, sleep and money are necessary aspect of your life you need to build good habit.

  • Thoughts

You may ask, why do I need to discipline my thought? The Bible says”Guard thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverb 4:23). Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. So it is necessary as young one to always guard or heart by studying God’s word and relevant books related to your field of study.

“We don’t have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest.” -Warren Buffet

Please understand that God will not come down to make decisions or choices for you but has left you with a manual which is his word The Bible says: I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live ( Deuteronomy 30:19)

The first way to choose life is to decide to be His child, which start from being born again. The Truth is, you can be born again by just saying this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I believe You died and rose again for my sake. Forgive me of my sins, take over my life, make me Your child and let Your peace reign over my life. Thank you for saving me.  Now I know I am born again! Amen.

Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name!  Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through, OR call 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian Bookstores: Singles with a Difference, A Living Witness and Make Your Life Count.

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