Part of living the adventure is knowing how to grow and change.
Spiritual growth (growing in our relationship with God) isn’t something we do once and complete – it is a daily necessity.
One of my pastors would always say: “you grow daily or die gradually.”
The apostle Paul said:
“I pray that you will keep on growing.” (Philippians 1:9).
What we learned last year, last month, last week, or even yesterday isn’t enough for today and tomorrow.
Because today is a new day, bringing new challenges and new demands.
Growth and change is a way of life – don’t hate it, embrace it.
Athletes, and the sports they compete in, continue to evolve and improve. The game changes. Sometimes the rules change. The level of play continues to rise. New records are achieved as athletes raise the bar year after year.
This is true in life: the game has changed. The bar has been raised. There are new challenges and new demands today.
We cannot be effective today playing at the level we did a decade ago.
Have you heard the expression: “Don’t hate the playa, hate the game”?
Here’s what that phrase is saying: Don’t fault the successful participant in a flawed system; instead try to discern and rebuke that aspect of the system which allows or encourages the behavior which provoked your displeasure.
When it comes to spiritual growth, don’t hate the playa or the game!
Part of the adventure is knowing how to grow and change.
Don’t resent the need to grow and change. That’s just life.
Enjoy doing things differently – it makes you stronger!
Be hungry to learn, adapt, change and grow today.
Embrace growth and change as a way of life.
You choose: grow daily or die gradually.