No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
As the old saying goes “ No Pain, No Gain, this can also describe how God sometimes disciplines us to prepare and train us for his glory. Just like a parent when you were growing up, would discipline you when you were doing something or about to do something dumb or wrong. At first it made you angry that your parents would discipline you, but as we get older and look back at what they were trying to prevent or save us from, we are thankful.
This is the same with God. He is our Heavenly Father and if submit yourself to his will, he will try to guide our steps and prevent us from missing our higher callings. Think about Jonah, God called him to preach to the city of Nineveh. But Jonah had no interest in saving these people and decided to go the other direction instead. By Gods discipline Jonah eventually ended up in the belly of a Whale for 3 days to ponder his life choices. Once Jonah realized his higher calling, he was released from the whale and went to Nineveh and saved the people from Gods judgement.
If it wasn’t for Gods discipline, Jonah would have missed his higher calling and everyone in Nineveh would have been destroyed by Gods judgment. But through discipline Jonah was prepared for Gods harvest and saved many lives through their repentance.
Maybe God is discipline you today, don’t try and run away like Jonah. Answer Gods higher calling and he will prepare you for the harvest of righteousness in Jesus Name Amen