Embracing Your Potential: Spiritual Growth—Transformation
“When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” — Acts 4:13
Oh, grow up!
My daughter sucked her thumb until she was seven years old. Once we offered to buy her a favorite doll if she would quit sucking her thumb for one month. She did. We bought her the doll and she immediately went back to sucking her thumb.
Physical growth happens and eventually we must give up childish things to move on with life. Our old clothes don’t fit, our toys don’t amuse, and even our tastes change. Spiritual growth also comes at the expense of childish things.
Giving up things we are comfortable with is hard, but to grow spiritually things have to change. And we must count the cost. Are you ready to move out of your comfort zone and start doing only those things God calls you to?
Complete self-denial is how we follow Jesus. If we are to become disciples, we have to be willing to completely surrender to Jesus. This means ALL of ourselves. Those things you cling to must be laid down so you can be transformed.