Becoming God’s Man

Becoming God's Man by Jim and Elizabeth George

Do you share God’s desire for your spiritual growth? God doesn’t force growth upon you. Instead, you must desire it enough to do something about it. When you look at your own heart, what is the burning desire of your soul? Do you truly want to be God’s man, a man who makes a difference, who has a positive, dynamic impact on those around him? If your response is, “Yes! I want to grow spiritually. I want my life to have a positive impact on others. I want to be God’s man,” then here are some steps you can take:

  1. Desire to follow Jesus. Commit to follow Christ at all times, and not only when it’s convenient. We are called to full-time faithfulness without hesitation or reservation.
  2. Grapple with sin. Choose to struggle against temptation to fall into sin, even if you experience a constant battle with the flesh and its desires and passions. To ensure that your growth remains steady and uninterrupted, confess any and all sins to God right away.
  3. Refuse to be spiritually lazy. Life is full of choices regarding how you spend your time. You must make serious choices when it comes to the spiritual realm. Will you read your Bible and pray today? Your choices will determine whether you grow spiritually strong or become spiritually lazy.
  4. Find a role model. It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Look around for a man whose example you can follow, and a man, mature is his own faith, who can mentor you and provide you with counsel, guidance, and encouragement on a regular basis.
  5. Realize that spiritual growth is ongoing. Spiritual growth must be pursued daily. You cannot rest or count on yesterday’s growth. Without regular spiritual nourishment, you’ll wake up one day and find yourself defeated in your Christian walk.

To become God’s man, get the help you need. Find the resources that will educate and stimulate ongoing growth. Dedicate yourself to growing spiritually every single day for the rest of your life. Then you will become a man who makes a difference.

RESPOND:

Lord, help me to grow into a man who makes a difference. Help me to make choices that will lead to my spiritual growth. Amen.

RENEWING RESOURCES:

A Man After God’s Own Heart Devotional will equip you with the spiritual wisdom for each challenging day. Its short daily devotionals and prayers will give you the tools you need for making a real difference in all you do.

REFLECT:

What can I do today to help me grow closer to Christ? Who can I ask for spiritual guidance and wisdom as I seek to pursue Christ?

REMEMBER:

Spiritual growth must be pursued daily. You cannot rest or count on yesterday’s growth. Dedicate yourself to growing spiritually every single day for the rest of your life.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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