At the beginning of this year, we embarked on a 365 day journey. Have you realized that February is almost over?
This journey requires being intentional. You don’t grow personally or spiritually on accident.
No one can grow for you. You can’t delegate your growth. You have to want this. It is not always going to be easy but it is necessary.
You have to be intentional about:
- The relationships you are building.
- The podcasts that you listen to.
- The books that you read.
- The conferences that you attend.
Maybe you are not where you want to be. That is fine. It is never too late to start. Mistakes happen. The best thing that we can do is learn from our mistakes and continue moving forward. Forward is the only direction that we should be concerned with. Backward should not even be in our dictionary when we are talking about personal and spiritual growth.
I want to remind you again that you are not alone.
We are on this journey together. I want you to know that we are walking alongside each other to help each other on this journey. We can learn from each other.
The train does not take detours. There is no going back. When the train pulls into the station on December 31, 2015, where do you want to be? You should want to be in a very different place this year than you were last year. You don’t want to be the same person in the same spot as last year because that means that no growth took place.
Becoming more like Jesus in every area of our lives is our ultimate goal.
We want to be the example that people need to see by being Christlike:
- in our marriage.
- in the way we parent our kids.
- in our relationships with family and friends.
- in how we react in a sports environment when our team is not doing well.
- in how we interact with managers, supervisors, employees and co-workers.
- in how we interact with people in different stores and restaurants.
- in how we interact with our church family.
- in every area of our lives.
1 Corinthians 11:1 says, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”
May this be true for all of us.
I am praying for you.
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