A disciple is somebody who believes in and follows the teachings of a leader. Everyone is a disciple of God or Satan. There are many who do not want to admit that they believe what the devil says nor do they want to admit that they accept the devil's teachings. The truth is we live what we believe and we are always acquiring beliefs. We become a product of what we believe when we do the things we have accepted. But when you are disciplined in your beliefs, you will not negate nor dismiss the teachings of your teacher.
To be disciplined is the ability to restrain from the urge to do or say something. It is the ability to behave in a controlled and calm way even in a difficult or stressful situation. Everyone practices either what God teaches or what Satan teaches. Whatever you do repeatedly is what makes you disciplined in that practice. Many have become disciplined in things that are not righteous, even though they say are "Christians." Only when we are disciplined in the ways of God can we be considered disciplined disciples of Christ. All others, sadly spoken, are disciplined disciples of Satan.
As we learn the teachings of Jesus, we know He teaches discipline. He doesn't want any of His disciples to be a group of unruly and disobedient people. There are so many so-called Christians who fall into that category because as they say they are Christians but they are doing what the devil has taught them. We must understand, it is not a matter of no harm, no foul. Everything we do is a help or a hurt to whether we are a disciple of God or the devil. Even when we don't see the harm in it. This is why it is so important to be a disciplined disciple of God. He will never lead you to an action which will cause you to be unrighteous.
A disciplined disciple has characteristics like his teacher. As disciples we develop the skill, ability, and information by the instruction of our teacher Jesus, who said in Matthew 11:29-30, Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, or I a meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burdens are light. When we accept the teachings of God, we become bonded to righteousness by way of Jesus Christ who is obedient in His heart. As a disciplined disciple, we too must be obedient in our hearts; this will produce obedience in our deeds.
Being bound to righteousness gives us all we need to produce righteous deeds without difficulty. The works we are called to do are easy and beneficial to us when we are disciplined in our discipleship toward God. We become aware and await only the instructions of the teacher. Our actions are compliant with the teacher, therefore we do not move unless we know what the move is. As a disciplined disciple, we study the ways of our teacher and give ourselves no room for error; no space for excuses.
In conclusion, no matter the situation, the desire to seek knowledge and direction from the teacher is the primary focus. Every teaching received from the teacher is applied as a means to control every situation in order to fulfill the will of the teacher. When we put into practice what we learn, it is consistent in following the teachings of our teacher and we are disciplined disciple so God.