Friday, April 11, 2014

Decrease in Self to Increase with Him

Luke 2:52 (KJV)
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

*Even Jesus had to grow in His techniques and abilities to reach man and please God. He was not stationary or satisfied with a certain level of His gifts. He continued to strive for growth in order to reach higher heights of advancing God's kingdom, and depicting the wonders of God's love. Therefore, don't be so hard on yourself and others as you learn the proper way to establish healthy, new growth. Many times we have to grow in certain areas and continue to improve to make ourselves a better person, and to also to walk worthy of the vocation that God has placed upon our lives. Now, don't get me wrong: The fact that God understands that you need to grow is not a free pass to be complacent and dormant for a while, or it is not a write off to continue to make mistakes and say that God will understand. Sin is sin no matter how we may try to dress it up, and you determine how long the growth process takes. For instance, if you are believing God for something, it can take you a month to prepare for it or years depending on your faith and obedience. However, if you give God your best effort and happen to fall short, his grace will abound towards you ( 2 Cor. 9:8) because you are a cheerful giver. Therefore, take the pressure of strain and growth off of you and seek discernment from God on how to alleviate some of your growing paind in order to experience more success.

No comments:

Post a Comment