Discipline looks different for everyone. There are basic principles that reflect stability, integrity, dependability, etc. Some of these practices come easier for some than others. Discipline always requires obedience of some sort. We submit to a change in practice to adopt a new one. We let go of the old to accept the new. It may require partnership and accountability to break an old habit and adopt a new one. It may require humility and submission. Conformity. Sacrifice. It requires giving something up.
I love the fruit of discipline referenced: right living and right standing with God. In my mind that means peace, joy, abundance, grace, mercy, love. These are what we gain. We gain a new life filled with the richness that God always intended for us.
Father, show me what I need to let go of so that I can move forward. Help me be disciplined in pursuing a life of faith with You. Instill in me a desire for the fruits of discipline.