Do you share in God’s desire for your spiritual growth? God won’t force growth upon you. No, you must desire it enough to do something about it. As you look at your own heart, what is the burning desire of your soul? Do you truly want to be God’s man who makes a difference, who has a positive, dynamic impact on those around him? I hope you’re saying, “Yes! I want to grow spiritually. I want my life to have a positive impact on others. I want to be God’s man.”
So where and how do you begin? Here are some steps you can take:
- Desire to follow Jesus. A true follower doesn’t merely follow Christ only when it’s convenient. You are called to full-time faithfulness without hesitation or reservation.
- Grapple with sin. Each day you will struggle against the temptation to fall into sin and 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 Him right away.
- Refuse to be spiritually lazy. Life is full of choices regarding what you will or won’t do. You must make serious choices when it comes to the spiritual realm. Will you read your Bible and pray today? Your ongoing choices will determine whether you grow spiritually strong or become spiritually lazy.
- Find a role model. It’s often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, look around for a “picture” of a man who’s making a difference, a mature-in-the-Lord man who can mentor you and provide you with counsel, guidance, and encouragement on a regular basis.
- 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.