Discipline: People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routing and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.
Daniel was an Israeli captive that had been carted off to Babylon- probably somewhere in his middle school years. Imagine, a tween, and being taken from the family you love. But even as a young boy, he had a strong faith that sustained him as he grew in a society that was not conducive to God-fearing men and women.
When the king called for Daniel to be on the king's diet plan, Daniel refused. He kept to a strict and disciplined diet and would not eat the king's food. This proved to be a very wise choice, as Daniel and his three friends were much stronger and healthier because of it.
Daniel was a disciplined learner and had incredible amounts of wisdom and skill in all maths and sciences.
He was smart, young, handsome, had a good attitude, was highly regarded by the king ...and the high officials were jealous! They looked for grounds for complaint against Daniel, but found none. The only thing they found was that he had a strict routine in prayer and was focused on obeying the laws of God.
(You're in pretty good shape if that's all they have against you!)
The high officials solution? They created a law that said you could only worship King Darius...or be cast into the den of lions. Of course, that did not stop Daniel. He went straight to his house, where he had the windows open toward Jerusalem, and prayed three times a day "as he had done previously."
He was an example of what disciplined prayer should be. He persevered in spite of opposition, difficulty or inconvenience. He stuck to his routine, even when no one was watching.
How does your Discipline play out in your life? Are you routined even when those around you are not? How could a disciplined prayer life strengthen your spirit? What would happen if you found a routined time to pray each day, like Daniel?