If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? Hebrews 12:7
When discipline, our first impulse is to get an attitude or find fault with the person doing the disciplining. Never is our first impulse to accept responsibility for what we have done to cause this action in the first place. This is a tactic used by Satan to deter us from what we are standing in need of: change! If he can keep us distracted from the real issue at hand, and focused on what is happening at the moment that we don't like, he has accomplished what he has set out to do. He has robbed us of our opportunity to bear fruit in another area of our lives. Therefore, we stay barren in this area because we are focused on what is happening instead of why it is happening.
Just as we are disciplined by those in authority, God disciplines us too (See Deuteronomy 8:5). God uses those in authority to discipline us to make us mindful of a change that needs to be made. Whether or not we take heed to the correction, or whether we like it or not, the fact remains that a change is needed and if not done, there are terrible consequences for our lack of effort.
Although we encounter discipline throughout our lives, and although we may not like the source from which it comes, we are wise to accept good discipline and instruction in order to make progress in our lives. BE BLESSED!
REMINDER: DON'T GIVE UP YOUR PROMISE BECAUSE YOU GET WEARY IN THE PROCESS!!!!