Discipleship is developed through a process of God-directed discipline. It is designed by the Holy Spirit to move us from a self-centered focus on life to seeing and dealing with life from His God-centered focus.
It is imperative that we must realize that God’s discipline is going to bring us to a point of distress. Our world is rocked, turned upside down, and nothing is working as it is supposed to. We keep telling God what needs to happen when, where, how, etc., because He is seemingly not doing what needs to be done to fix this. So apparently it is up to us.