Many of us are being disciplined because God loves us to become more mature in Christian life. To change our lifestyle for better and loving relationship with the Lord. God wants us to have deep personal relationship with Him. Go to the path where God's wants you to be it's so important that we are discipline by the Lord and continue to go at the race and not to draw back from the race.
There are two words after the discipline;
we could get "better" GO TO GROW with the LORD more
or "bitter" - go against God.
When we make mistakes do we repent quickly or wait till we get the discipline from the Lord?
What's more important our physical life or external life?
See to it your not left behind.
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest thee be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from living God.
means not to drift/turn away. No matter who you are you must be on guard. We have to be in loving relationship with God so we are always be on guard against sin; if we do fall, repent quickly come back to the Lord. We don't judge other people from their sin; but we need to let them see what they are doing is wrong. Just like the prodigal son he spent everything wrong until he realize himself eating with pigs. He repent quickly and got back with his father, and his father accepted him whole heartedly. It's important that we have sincere heart of repentance. Most people wants blessing from God but doesn't want to follow God, asking for a job example when God gave them job they don't go to church anymore as they are more busy with work and worshiping the work more than God - the blessing becomes a curse.
Don't be stubborn child that say No to the Lord, listen to the warning and don't fall, listen to the Holy Spirit talking to you.
Through all the discipline we got He wants us to fear Him so we don't repeat the same mistakes. We need to have fear, for example fear of gravity; if we don't have fear of gravity we would be walking on roof top on the ledge and Saying I have no fear with gravity "do you think that's healthy way of thinking?" we need to have fear for the Lord and respect Him.
One thing we get confused is "the discipline" (became) thinking it is "a punishment or from God" but it is NOT a punishment only corrections to came back to God's grace so that we won't fall in the hell of fire to suffer for eternity.
Pray "LORD let me learn from what you're teaching right now." believe by faith and come back to the Lord by faith.
James 1:22 "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says"
Learning God's word is not just hearing and knowing the information and facts with our mind, but we need to hide it in our hearts and applying it in our lives. Let us Obey God's Word everyday!