Change Leads to Maturity

Change is the only constant in maturity.

Romans chapter eight says God knew us in advance and chose us, so we would be like His son. I speak from experience when I tell you that as our relationship with God deepens He begins to effect change in our lives. This is true for all Christians. I believe there is an innate pull in all of our hearts to change and transform.

change leads to Maturity - Photo of Movement 2If we’re going to become like Jesus we have to accept change.

In fact we shouldn’t just accept it, we should pursue it. Change is the only constant in maturity. To grow up into the full measure and stature of Christ (Ephesians 4:13) we have to be aware of the need for change.

This requires moving out of the places where we feel comfortable. I’m not so much talking about physical places. What I really mean are the mindsets that inform the way we live our everyday lives. Maturity for a Christian means letting go of the way we lived before we knew God, and living by God’s ways.

In Isaiah 55:8-9 God says “’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts higher than your thoughts.’”

For example, maybe before you knew God you were an angry person. Everyone in your life knew you for being angry. You chose to live your life that way because it worked for you. When you got angry people did what you wanted. However, God has a better way. He calls us to be controlled by love (2 Corinthians 5:14), but we have to let the love of God replace our anger, our fear, our depression.

This is just one example of change.

When we pursue change in our lives we’ll discover that God has higher way for every area of our life. We have to be open and willing to move into that way.I promise that when you do you’ll find that your days will run smoothly, and you’ll feel at peace, because you’re allowing God to lead you.

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