Friday, January 21, 2011

Growing In Christ...

I read a blog post today that really blessed my heart.  It was a word of confirmation for me, because it reaffirmed some things that God has been speaking to me, and assured me that I am definitely in line with where He wants me to be at this point in my life.  The post helped me to realize just how much I have matured in Christ, and overall, as an individual.

There are things, places, people, and coversations which were once at the top of my interest list, that no longer tickle my fancy.  My paradigm, priorities, passions, pleasures, and plans have changed tremendously as I am developing into the woman God created me to be.

I am so thankful that God has helped me to change my foolish ways, and has shifted my focus on being that virtuous, purpose driven woman with a true desire to live wholeheartedly for Christ.

It feels good to look back and clearly see how much Christ has changed my life.  Though I know I am yet a work in progress, as we all are, I am thankful for being where I am today - spiritually and naturally.  Thank God for His amazing grace.

I believe there comes a point in life when our thought pattern, our actions, our choices, our priorities need to shift.  We should not be the same way we were 10 years ago, because we should always strive to be better today, than we were yesterday.

Though maturity is not gauranteed with age, if we have a relationship with Christ, it should cause us to want to continuosly seek Him for wisdom and maturity as we get older.  We should never become stuck in a particular frame of mind, because change and growth should be constant in our lives.

Today, I encourage you to reflect on your life over the past few years.  How have you grown? How have you matured?  Have you gained more wisdom?  If you can clearly see the progress you've made, both spiritually and naturally, then thank God for your progress and continue to grow in Him.  If you find that you've been a bit stuck, seek God for wisdom.  Ask Him to help you shift the paradigm of your thinking, and as you draw nigh to Him, His spirit will draw nigh to you. 

When we take on the spirit of Christ, and constantly learn of Him, we find continued growth and maturity.

Til we meet, laugh, love!

Peace & Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. this is confirmation to me too, i saw of a lady who was formerly all nteresting in fame and money like i was and how God allowed trouble to transform her into what Christ desires, the songs i used listen to, people i hung around even prejudices i held are all different now, and tho- i didn't think it was a big deal i suppose it is to God, every detail He wants changed into the image of Jesus. truly a miracle. thank you for confirmation.


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