Many of us are very disciplined in other areas of life but are remarkably undisciplined in our Christian lives. We know that in order to excel in our chosen fields, we need to practice, work hard, sacrifice, commit for the long haul, and endure intense training. We excel in our careers, play great basketball, make great music, fly high in our academics, and yet we flounder in the area of disciplined godliness. We understand the commitment necessary to excel in other things but we don’t seem to see the need for the same commitment to grow in Christ. Somehow, we think that becoming like Jesus doesn’t take much effort, as if we could just wake up one morning and suddenly we’re godly.