Written about six years ago, I originally used it as talking points for a Bible study I was teaching. Titled “How to Discipline Yourself for Success: A Biblical Alternative to the Traditional Approach, ” I used God’s word for the source of the principles I share.
1. You must master your moods.
Proverbs 25:8 – Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
2. You must watch your words.
Proverbs 13: 3 – He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
3. You must restrain your actions.
Proverbs 19:11 – A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
4. You must stick to your schedule.
Ephesians 5:15-16 – Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
5. You must manage your money.
Proverbs 21:20 – The wise person saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.
6. You must maintain your health.
I Thessalonians 4:4 – Each of you should learn to control his own body, keeping it pure and treating it with respect …
Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a novelist, poet, book reviewer, and award-winning short story writer. His work has appeared in over twenty venues, including Bewildering Stories and Beyond Imagination. When not writing each morning at his favorite coffee house, he supports his writing, reading, and book reviewing habit working as an IT application support analyst. He is a former Captain in the US Army. His blog Kepler’s Book Reviews was named a 100 best blogs for history buffs. You can visit him at http://www.jimmiekepler.com.