Apostle Grace Lubega
2 Corinthians 13:5 (KJV); Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
Growth in the things of the Spirit is a choice.
As a Christian, you must learn to go back and ask yourself, what have I done thus far? How am I progressing?
You ought to have a personal score card by which you weigh yourself against the scriptures.
One of the most important aspects that will cause you to grow, is the understanding that you are alive primarily to serve divine purpose.
If this fact does not settle in your spirit, you may provide for the wrong things, the lengths you will go to achieve success will be misdirected and misinformed.
If souls are not at the center of what you do, how will you ever number your days? How will you redeem time because the days are evil? How will you go into the world and make disciples of nations?
You might not stand on a pulpit to preach but there ought to be things you do to contribute to the great cause of expanding the kingdom of God.
At the end of your life, it ought to be testified that you had your part in it(the gospel) and it had its part in you. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Corinthians 12:15, Philippians 1:23-24
Growth in the things of the Spirit, is a choice.
PRAYER: My loving father, I thank you for these deep convictions that explain to me the true purpose of life. I know that it is one thing to know you but it is another to know your heartbeat and dance to its rhythm every day. Today I choose to walk in perfect tune to your deepest desires, to preach, to reach out, to spend and be spent for the sake of the kingdom. Thank you that this is not by my own power or strength but by your Spirit. He labors in me to contribute my part to the fullest, nothing wanting and nothing held back. In Jesus’ name. Amen.