Our general human tendency is to want what is right, but at the same time fail to commit to the kind of life that produces it. We desire what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it reality. Society sells us shortcuts, easy routes and convenient truths their rewards are superficial and short lived. We must be clear, avoiding the necessary pains of discipline will cause us to miss out on the abundant life promised by Jesus. If we want the life Jesus offers we need to live the life Jesus lived. This is aided through spiritual discipline. Shortcuts and quick fixes wont heal our brokenness so let’s seek Gods grace and apply our effort to a disciplined Christ honoring lifestyle. Hebrews 12v11 11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.