At some point in any relationship, a lack of discipline will be interpreted as dishonor. Living with a long list of failed promises and inadequate provision begins to wear thin. To be timely, appropriate, and sensitive to what is expected of us is called maturity. Mature people do not burden those within their sphere of influence with the negative consequences of undisciplined spiritual, financial, and moral choices. Discipline is not slavish. It actually produces freedom. Mature ones no longer hide under excuses provided by the nuances of a particular personality type, upbringing, or life challenges. They simply do the right thing at the right time.