Hebrews 3:15 “Today when you hear his voice, don’t harden your hearts as Israel did when they rebelled

The Israelites refused to inherit their Promised Land because they thought it was too hard. They complained about the giants rather than trusting God to help them overcome the giants. 

What’s your promised land? Is it being a healthy size, having your degree, being debt free, or something else? Are you hesitant to conquer your Promised Land because of the difficulty and discipline it may require to attain it?

It’s time for us to surrender to God. His Spirit is available to us to lead and guide us, but we have to be willing to hear and obey. Remember that we have self-control, according to Galatians 5:22-23 (we have the Holy Spirit, therefore we have His fruits). We just have to develop it. And developing discipline, or self-control, can be uncomfortable, but the Holy Spirit will help us.

1 Corinthians 9: 24Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! 25All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified