Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important…
Maybe it is a part of our nature. It could be innate or just developed over the course of our early years. Heck, it might have even been a consequence of our ancestors eating the fruit from the tree of good and evil. We know what is right and what is wrong. We know what is important in this life. Knowing is a good thing. It is a starting point for doing.
Doing gives substance to knowing.
It is not enough to only know what is right and what is important. We all have to do. This is the discipline part. It is a practice to constantly walk the straight and narrow.
At times, it is hard. Why do the right thing when the opposite seems to lead to personal gain? We live in a world where Evil prevails. It is celebrated in the things we watch and listen to. Villains are celebrated and heroes disgraced. But to sacrifice your honor by following what is popular is to be just as bad. As Cato said, “In doing nothing men learn to do evil.”
is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
This is the kind of pride that does not lead to a fall. This is the self-esteem and personal satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that you are traveling down the right road.
Do the right thing. Do what is important. This is justice, the path that leads to righteousness.
Turn neither to right not to left, keep your foot far from evil. –Proverbs 4:27