Demolish & Discipline

The picture above was taken at the Garden of Gethsemane.
The very place where Jesus laid His will down, 
Took up the cross of mankind, 
and fulfilled the heart desire of the Father.
Jesus had a choice. He always had a choice
Are you willing to make a choice?
To live beyond mediocre?
To Demolish & Discipline?

There is no rebuilding without demolition.
There is no disciple without discipline.
I desire for God to build me
Into a life-long, fully abandoned disciple of Him.
So, there must be demolition. There must be discipline.
What in my life do I need to DEMOLISH & DISCIPLINE?

I often find myself waiting, praying, “trusting God”
To do things in my life
That I need to pull myself up by my boot straps and get done.
There are things that the Lord will not do for me.
There are things that the Lord will not intervene in for me.
For I am the one to set my intent on getting them done.

God will not seek for me.
God will not ask for me.
God will not knock for me.
God will not make choices for me.
These are decisions, choices, actions, and intentions
That I have to make for myself.
And even when I am not sure of what to make of them
Or I am unsure of how to make them
I have to be the one to bring them in complete surrender to God.
Where He will guide me in how to go.

God will never make a decision for me.
He will never force my hand.
He will not force me to take action
Nor will He force a choice on me.
Lest, I blame Him and make Him out to be an unjust God.

But He is there. He is always there.
To guide me every step of the way
As I choose to demolish every mindset, desire, and outlook
That is opposed to Him
He is there. He is always there.
To guide me every step of the way
As I choose to discipline myself to yield to Him
Especially when everything in me does not want to.

What are those areas in my life that need to be destroyed, that I am not choosing to destroy. Where are those areas in my life that I hide in and expect God to crack down on like a strict school teacher demanding His way? What areas do I need to start making choices, no matter how hard; and taking action, no matter how challenging?

I cannot do for God. I can only do in God.
This is not something I can accomplish solely alone.
This is accomplished only by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide me
Through His process. In breaking, remolding, discipleship.
Until it is only through the filter of Him
That I see, do, understand, LIVE.

Demolish & Discipline.
If Jesus could do it
So can I.
I choose today
To make choices like Jesus did
At the Garden of Gethsemane
“Father, not my will but yours be done”.

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