Am I Growing?

In place of growing anxious with the thought that you are not growing in grace, just do every duty that presents itself, carry the burden of souls on your heart, and by every conceivable means seek to save the lost. Be kind, be courteous, be pitiful; speak in humility of the blessed hope; talk of the love of Jesus; tell of His goodness, His mercy, and His righteousness; and cease to worry as to whether or not you are growing. Plants do not grow through any conscious effort…. The plant is not in continual worriment about its growth; it just grows under the supervision of God. {OFC 219.5}

Proverbs 11:25 – The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.

It can be so easy to be unhappy where we are in life. I remember when I was 10, and I couldn’t drive a go cart at the local adventure place because the minimum age was 12. I was distressed by this because turning 12 years old was such a long time in the future.

When we want so bad to grow spiritually it can be disheartening sometimes when it seems like nothing’s happening. We need to sit back, and be content with the present resources God has given us to grow. Growing in Christ is every bit about the journey as the destination. Don’t be discouraged. Growth will come in due time.

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