There is a popular t-shirt worn by the personal trainers at our local health and fitness center: "The Pain of Discipline or The Pain of Regret!“ Many of us can personally identify with the truth of that statement as it relates to physical fitness. It takes discipline to keep up a lifestyle of fitness. And the reality is, exercise is a pain! But, when we are faithful for season of time, we reap great benefits!
Unfortunately, we can also identify with the flip side of discipline: Regret! When we slack off or simply get lazy, we experience the pain of regret. I’m all too familiar with this pain. There are a number of areas of my life in which I have regretted my lack of discipline: exercise, budgeting finances, learning another language, intentionally focusing on significant relationships, spending time with God in his Word, etc….
One of the areas that I have experienced the pain of regret is being faithful to my desire of journaling in a blog as tool that God could use in the lives of others. Now as Cindy and I launch a brand new chapter in our lives, we pray that this will be used by God as a tool of not only communication, but also instruction and inspiration.
Denny & Cindy Heiberg