When in the midst of a situation, it can be difficult to accept direction or discipline. We may not be open to critique or suggestion. We may feel put down, ignored, or devalued. Discipline shouldn't automatically be reason to feel resentment or anger. Discipline and direction can help us grow!
God does not discipline or rebuke us because He is out to get us. Just the opposite! God's discipline is because He loves us and wants what is best for each and every one of us. When we hear or feel God's discipline, we should be delighted in His care and love. God's discipline should give us time to reflect on our lives, to improve our actions, and to take delight in the discipline and direction that can only come from a loving Father!
Accept God's discipline with delight and grow in His love and direction!
Thank You for Your discipline in my life. Help me to recognize and accept Your direction as I continue to grow. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.