David Jeremiah — A Life of Self-Discipline
Whether we are training for a marathon or striving toward a more consistent prayer life, reaching our goals requires self-discipline.
Self-control, or self-discipline, is the last fruit of the Spirit Paul mentions in Galatians 5. But, in a sense, it is the key to all the others. Self-discipline is that strength that allows us to do what we know should be done—like cultivate all the fruit of the Spirit. This trait is likewise a gift to be cultivated.