HOW TO ASSESS WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE “GROWING”
Sometimes if we don’t know whether or not we are developing in personal growth, we can feel overwhelmed and it feels difficult to assess whether or not we are following God’s plan for our life. You don’t have to stress or feel the pressure of “being behind” or “not doing enough” anymore, because God is doing a fresh and new work in you, each and every day. This episode will help you have confidence and peace in the transformation that God is doing right now in you and in your life. Get the full show notes at www.trishblackwell.com/362
Thought of the Week:
God is doing something fresh and new in all of us.
Too often we get overwhelmed with how far we have to go, or how lost we feel, or how we compare to someone else. The only thing that matters is that we are not where we once were. The best is yet to come because God is doing something fresh and new in all of us.
Do you want to grow in love? Lean closer in.
Do you want to feel more joy? Lean closer in.
Do you want more patience? Lean closer in.
Do you want healing and more freedom in who you are? Lean closer in.
Verse of the Week:
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
Truth: God continually makes us new. Every moment of every day brings a fresh beginning.
Prayer of the Week:
Father God, we praise you for the work you are doing within us and around us right now. Thank you for seeking to fully reconcile us to you, for without your presence, we have nothing. Without your love, we are lost. We confess that we get lost in our striving and in comparing our lives to that of others – and it brings us down into a place of overwhelm, anxiety, uncertainty, and fear. Forgive us for not trusting the great love and goodness You have for us. Fill our hearts with patience and confidence in the truth that what you have begun within us, you will complete. When we hold to that truth, we can walk freely in peace with the sound wisdom that our lives are in your hand. You have a plan for us and we praise you for the perfect way you are writing it.
Because of your love for us and your presence in our lives we can walk in confidence that we are growing. Thank you for the gift it is to not worry about whether or not we are doing enough or being enough. We yearn Lord for excellence and for the areas of life where we crave refinement to happen quickly, but we trust your hand, your guidance and the changes you are doing in our heart and mind. Pour a double portion of praise and peace into us this week as we walk in patience and with openness to see the things you are doing inside us. May we never take for granted the divine transformation you are doing, and may we rest in sure confidence that we are not who we used to be. Thank you for making all things new, especially for the newness in our lives and in our minds.
Thank you for doing something new and fresh in us each and every day, we praise you and thank you for this peace this understanding imparts to us.
In the life-changing name of Jesus we pray, Amen.