Learning self-discipline through the Lord’s challenges

I am continually being asked what the Lord is teaching me on this journey, and many times, I don’t know where to start.

I think it is almost easier to ask, “What is the Lord not teaching you?” I have grown more in the last two months of my life than I possibly have in my 20 years of life.

I have seen the Lord move in ways that many people never have, I have felt the spirit of the Lord in strong ways, I have seen the Lord move in places that he hasn’t before and I have experienced the love and joy of the Lord so deeply and so intimately.

Coming on this journey, I continually prayed to the Lord that he would give me a heart for journaling and reading my Bible. The Lord has answered so many prayers while being here, big and small. That prayer is one of them.

I have prayed for the Lord to show and teach me self-discipline. It wasn’t until starting this adventure that I realized that I actually do have a heart for journaling and reading my Bible. The Lord has actually given me such a heart for this that there isn’t a day that passes without this being in my daily routine, which plays into the self-discipline that the Lord is teaching me.

I prayed for the Lord to teach me self-discipline, and he has challenged me in ways that I never expected, some ways that I never wanted to be challenged in. But each challenge that he has given me requires self-discipline. It is through these challenges that I will grow into self-discipline and learn more of what that looks like.

The Lord is showing me his heart behind being self-disciplined. He is challenging me in many different areas of my life and is simply telling me to rely on him and he will guide the way. Our relationship with the Lord requires much self-discipline, which I am learning.

Self-discipline. Self-discipline. Self-discipline.

Continue to keep me in your prayers as I seek out more of what this means for me and my journey with the Lord.

Keia Blair is a Seymour native who attends Cincinnati Christian University. During her nine-month mission trip around the world, she will be submitting a series of blogs that will appear in The Tribune. Send comments to readersubmit@tribtown.com.