Is Jesus discipling you? I hope so, and I pray you quickly respond to any discipline you may receive. Correction is for the good. When Jesus is discipling, being disciplined means you’re being purified.
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds.” (Titus 2:11-14 NASB)
שמע shama (hear, hearing, hears, heard, read, listening)
Are you listening to His instructions or feeling uncomfortable because you know that you are not? If so, don’t give up. What we cannot do He will do for us, but we must ask. Old thoughts and ways are ours to deny when we are listening to Christ’s instruction. Sometimes it’s a struggle forming new habits, at other times we seem to be enslaved. But when we want to be freed, from however self is expressing itself, we believe in the power of Jesus’ blood. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous, so that He will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
I hope and pray that you believe in God’s gift of grace, Jesus, the One who brought salvation. Because if you do, you’re like me, you’re looking for the blessed hope, and the appearing of His glory. We are being discipled by our Lord God and Savior, Christ Jesus. How amazing is that!