“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God…And this will we do, if God permit.” Hebrews 6:1,3
I’m sharing with you things you need to do to improve yourself; your faith and your prospects in life.
As a believer your aim should be about doing activities that improves you first in your knowledge of God. It is important that you’ve a personal relationship with God. Mind you, thinking about creating wealth, success, employability, etc, is important but is not part of the relationship, but your spiritual growth is. Know how-to distinguish good works from dead works.
Let us go on unto perfection!
As you grow in maturity, decisiveness, consistency and strength; be grounded in Truth, not in Opinions
Feelings, Thoughts or Beliefs.
No one else in the world is physically capable of making you feel anything, not without your full cooperation. The only person responsible for your spiritual growth, spirit, soul and body is you.
Now here is how you can begin;
1. Have a vision
Have a personal vision of the future. A vision that gives you a clear idea as to what or where you will be (with God) in the next few months or years, or hereafter. Knowing your target and destination in life makes it easy to draw up a plan on how you will achieve your goals. You will not be misled, or go astray along the way.
2. Keep learning – keep growing
We do not know what we don’t know. Yet some people assume that they do know.
Sharpen that knowledge you’ve about God, focusing on your weaknesses, (things that easily besets you) and then develop yourself. Learning from your mistakes, and growing are two distinctive features of personal development. In one way, the more mistakes we make, the more we can learn from them, from these lessons learned and life experiences gained, is how we mature in God.
3. Identify some hidden talent in you
A talent is something which you excel in, and it will become evident that you are good at something when you:
- Do it with relative ease
- Feel comfortable doing it
- Do it without the need for supervision
Then write them down as important developments in your learning process, it will enable you, to later reflect on your successes and spur you to get interested in learning more skills in the future. Information without understanding is useless.
Give your talents/gifts room to shine. If you think you don’t have any then personal development is about you identifying some hidden talents in you. You may want to share that with pastor so that I keep reming you to honour your vows. Why don’t you get in touch and let’s see how we can help you?
Time and resources spent on developing yourself is never wasted; so make this a part of your growth strategy. Personal development is an important aspect of your life with many far‑reaching benefits. Therefore grow in maturity, decisiveness, consistency and strength.