Christian Personal Growth Is Important To Your Life Purpose Success
Once you begin living your life purpose, you have to continue with God by taking His lead, waiting upon Him and praying. Outer growth or personal growth is the result of an inner growth from the heart and it’s a process that’s never done if we want to be fully mature in Christ.
We grow with God by reading scripture and acting upon it. Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. This principle is key to our spiritual growth. As we read the scriptures, it feeds our hearts with the life of God (His Word), and as we act upon it we grow spiritually (from our hearts).
However, in this process our minds and souls (personality/emotions) begin to change by reflecting God’s Word instead of our own desires and emotional ups and downs. As this change or Christian personal growth begins to take place, we become more like God. We’re able to better trust God and have greater faith to receive God’s blessings.
Are You Stuck In Fear, Doubt and Past Failures?
Have you ever felt as if you just couldn’t get passed your emotions at times when you needed to keep your strength or soundness of mind? This was because your mind and soul hadn’t yet been built up with God’s Word. Your mind was busy telling you that everything was against you and your emotions kept you from thinking straight.
When we take time each day to put God’s Word within our hearts, it gives us the ability to rise above fear and doubt. We begin to act upon God’s wisdom instead of our own natures that can be selfish, angry, bitter and lacking in wisdom because of past failure. What we need is to change our natures through a transformation with God’s Word to realize the kind of Christian personal growth that will bring success into our endeavors.
Psalm 1:1-6 (KJV) 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Psalms 1:1-6 makes clear that as we meditate in God’s Word we will prosper in our endeavors. We are blessed because God’s Word guides us in into all truth, honor and righteousness. Without God’s Word we cannot have the wisdom or even desire to fulfill God’s call upon our lives because we will be too self-centered to live for God instead of for our own plans and purposes.
If you wish to fulfill your life purpose, you must make the commitment to live the truth of God’s Word. If you don’t, you’ll never be equipped to run the race that’s been set before you.
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