Spiritual Growth: Under Construction

I Am Under Construction

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 1:6

Lying in the dark, you think back over your day:

  • You blush at the way you spoke to a coworker.
  • You shake your head at how, after praying fervently for courage, you chickened out and didn’t say the one thing you really needed to say to a friend.
  • You regret succumbing to a sin you thought you’d put behind you years ago.

A question bubbles up: Are you making any progress in the faith?

Don’t despair. You’re under construction. And God doesn’t microwave spiritual maturity. Christlikeness
is an epic project that will take the whole of your life.

You’ll have spurts of growth and times where it seems like you’re going backwards. But though you are fickle, God is faithful. Though you’ll have bad days, God never will. His grace is sufficient. His power is readily available.

All beautiful and precious things—oak trees and diamonds and people—are a long time in the making.

For Reflection

In what areas are you growing spiritually? In what areas would you like to see more growth?

Prayer

God, grant that I might view my slow growth through the lens of your love and patience. Amen.

For Further Study

Hebrews 6:1–12: God reveals what it means to grow in spiritual maturity.

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