What is it keeping you from spiritual Growth?!

I am so greatly concerned about your spiritual growth. Often times we become stagnant… knowing about God, but never fully entering into the place of Knowing WHO God truly is. Why are we tip-toeing around God when He asks us to come boldly into His presence as we approach Him in faith?! [Hebrews 10:19-25]

Christ is one for transforming our Hearts first and then working out Righteousness in and through us on His behalf.

Sometimes we approach God trying to do right on our own accord, but not allowing Him to transform our innermost parts for lasting change. There is no power in that, He is our power. So what are we doing trying to move without Him?!

I sincerely would love to know what are some things keeping you from leaping into a DEEPER, more serious, intentional, intimate RELATIONSHIP with your savior?

Some things that have been a crutch for me:

*My flesh (lust, masturbation, porn, you name it)

*Day to Day distractions, trying to get from point A to point B on my own, because I ultimately want all control

*Approaching God as a servant, with a to-do list and ready for tasks. Forgetting He is my father and He just wants my heart.

So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it! [Hebrews 6:1-3] MSG.

Please don’t be shy: we are charged with helping one another mature in Christ. [1 Thessalonians 5:11] How can we do that if we don’t know what’s going on with one another. I would love to explore many of the topics that will inevitably be brought up, in hopes that we can be encouragers of one another, not pulling eachother away from faith…but deeper into it, by the grace of God.

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4 thoughts on “What is it keeping you from spiritual Growth?!

  1. I completely understand, my issue bottom line is: CONTROL

    I know that trying to be god-like was the downfall of man in the first place, but for a Type A personality control is truly a struggle. Its have to die to myself to just relax and watch God work. To have faith in God’s promises. To trust in God’s path for me regardless if i get what i want or not.

    I’ve also been struggling with trusting God’s timing. As YOU know lol I have been waiting for my Boaz/Adam. But understanding my role as a woman of God (not pursuing/being pressed lol) and understanding the virtues I am exude *Proverbs 31* are things I have to let God reveal and trust that He’s got it.

    Also having trust in God’s PROCESS! I see my vision and where I will be, I have perfect peace about that (I’ve never struggled seeing that), but I don’t have peace about where I am currently and how long it will and how I will get to my destiny.

  2. Works, works, works. I believe that after God sets us free, one of the biggest issues I deal with to this day is staying free. Working hard for what God wants to give us is such a contradiction. Who works hard to GET from God? God has freely given us His Son; what won’t He also freely give us if we just ask Him for it? (Romans 8:32). Working hard for things makes us BOUND to it and puts RULES on whatever we’re going after. What has caused even more growth in my life has been simply ACTING on what I BELIEVE instead of what I physically SEE. CHRIST LIVES IN ME (Colossians 1:27), so I don’t have to try to be anything anymore. I can trust that He who lives in me by faith can be it when I can’t. How this is different from the world is simple; the world works for what they want, we work to show what we believe! James 2:14-26 deals with this. I work now to show what I believe and I trust God to manifest it. I put aside works, and I live by faith in Christ!

  3. I would say my biggest issue is a lack of discipline. In general, the way I operate in life is through having some type of structure. At times, I lack discipline and structure when it comes to being consistent in my devotional time. Sometimes I allow life to distract me from the time I should be spending with the Lord. If you devote those first moments in your day to Him everything else afterwards has to fall in line with His plan for you. If I had just a lil more discipline in that area I know I could gain so much spiritual growth. I’m working on it though! :o)

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