Friday, December 10, 2010

What is a Truly Disciplined Person Like?

"A disciplined person is someone who can do the right thing at the right time in the right way with the right spirit.

Notice what a disciplined person is _not_. A disciplined person is not simply someone who exercises many disciplines. A disciplined person is not a highly systematic, rigidly scheduled, chart-making, gold-star-loving early riser. The Pharisees were rigid and organized, but they were not disciplined persons in the sense required by true discipleship.

A disciplined follower of Jesus is someone who discerns when laughter, gentleness, silence, healing words, or prophetic indignation is called for, and offers it promptly, effectively, and lovingly."

- John Ortberg

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