3. WHO IS MY SOURCE?
There is a difference between self discipline and self dependence. Self dependance is when you think just trying harder will make the difference.
Galatians 5:22-24 - 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
egkráteia - self-mastery, self-restraint, - dominion within, i.e. "self-control" – proceeding out from within oneself, but not by oneself.
Discipline is a combination of me doing my part and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform me from the inside.
I’ve found when I become disciplined in my spiritual life, the things I want to be disciplined in my natural life become easier.