For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Tim 1:7. Self discipline is a key to breakthrough. Discipline is hard while its happening but yields positive results we could never gain without it. I don’t go to the gym and perspire profusely because I enjoy it, but because of the way I feel afterwards. People study hard for a few years for a much better future. People who discipline themselves to make time to study the Word of God and spend time in prayer and waiting on God, will find the strength to remain strong in difficult times, to keep their eyes on Jesus rather than focussing on negative thoughts and stress, and will walk through life’s storms without losing their peace. Praise God today that He has given us the power and boldness to do what we know what we should do, and to commit ourselves and follow through on whatever God places on our heart.