“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”
Philippians 1:6 NKJV.
“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life” Psalm 54:4, NKJV.
Growth can be hard, but growth is good. It requires us as men to look at ourselves and say we can do better in this area or that area. It requires us to honestly address things in our hearts that we’d rather not see. When you see a character flaw, selfishness or pride show up, it doesn’t feel good and although you understand you’ve come a long way, you can feel like you have a long way to go.
Yet, just like a good father does with a child learning to ride a bike, so does your heavenly Father do with us. He understands you are maturing, working through mistakes and all the other things that come with growing in Christ. He helps you get back up. He’s helps you win.
We are all work under construction. We all are a work in progress. A work the Father says He will complete. Don’t let what you see discourage you, but let it encourage you because if God reveals it, if He blesses you to see it, He’s about to bless you to grow in it.
Prayer: Father, thank You for how you deal with me and help me grow. You encourage me and You are for me being all You created me to be. I’ll keep putting Your word in me. Help me to always understand that I’m growing and not to beat myself up about things. You will complete the work you started in me. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Psalm 51:10, 103:10-14, & 119:11, Philippians 2:13, 1 Corinthians 15:57