Discipline. The same root word is also found in the word Disciple. In other words, there is a similarity between growing in maturity (in this case as a Christian) and being disciplined. I can’t think of many who like the word, discipline. To be honest, in certain things, I’m not very disciplined. It’s something I’m continually working on in various aspects of my life. On a larger scale and with a rather broad brush, I’m going to say that the lack of discipline of our children is at or near epidemic proportions. Consider this verse out of Hebrews 11
Are you raising cactuses or trees? No, this is not a comparison of their prickly personalities. The differences between cactuses and trees is similar to parenting…the amount of investment determines the strength and beauty.