Can we measure our own growth? Not really..we aren’t objective about ourselves. One thing we can do is desire to grow..to change..to keep moving forward. There is no age limit on growing..no circumstance that can keep us from learning. Our attitude is what makes the difference. If we don’t examine our own behavior and take responsibility for those things that need to change.. we won’t grow. We will be stuck and everyone around us will notice.
Growth is not easy..it requires honesty and humility. Pride and blame keep us from seeing those things that need to change inside. God created us to grow.. He enables it to happen. His desire is to see us become the person He intended us to be. We all have baggage that interferes. The good news is that He has come to set us free…to renew our minds and hearts. He won’t do this without our permission and cooperation. Free will that requires us to make choices along the way. If we choose to learn from our mistakes..to take responsiblity for the way we affect others and to accept the correction that He brings into our life..we will be transformed.
His plan is to give us a full life..filled with new opportunities and new relationships. He came to do a new thing in us and for us.
“But forget all that– it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new! See I have already begun! Do you not see it? “