I used to hate my parents.
The Book of Proverbs
While I was growing up, there was a point that I used to think my parents – my mother especially – hated me. The discipline level I was raised with was really high. So high that it took me some years to understand what I was being taught.
As a matter of fact, there were days I just wanted to abscond from home and run to somewhere else but I didn't because I knew there was nothing like somewhere else.😂 Hunger would have taught me harder lessons if I did.😂
But some years back, I understood the major reason why I was made to undergo so much discipline.
When I began to subject myself to personal study of the scripture, I began to understand many things and discipline was one of them.
Discipline is not just depriving yourself of something because you want to achieve a goal. Discipline isn't totally about setting a goal and doing everything possible to achieve it regardless of your weaknesses or complacencies. No that's not just it. The main essence of discipline is to teach you something, something you never knew existed before.
Discipline seeks to teach an individual principles and fundamental knowledge about how to correctly handle life. But it is only fully expressed to those who subject themselves to it. Discipline is really the pathway to experiential knowledge and wisdom.
When I understood this, I understood what my parents did to me back then and my love for them increased even more.
Now I am telling this to you today, in a bid to pass the knowledge my parents passed to me years ago and it is still working till date.
IF YOU HATE DISCIPLINE, YOU CANNOT LEARN!
Read that again and again and again and again until it makes sense to you because persuasion is what leads to conviction.
Kindly take this as my token of wisdom to you this morning and we will meet tomorrow again. Until then, please stay jiggy!🥰