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TEXT:  Proverbs 1:5  “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:…”

Beloved, gradual growth is not a waste of time; rather everything worthwhile takes time since the Lord’s goal for us is complete perfection He doesn’t expect the end without the means There are no shortcuts to spiritual maturity. God is wonderfully patient. He will never give up on you until His work is done. In order to keep growing, you must understand three principles:

1) You grow to the extent you give. By giving out, you create more room to grow on the inside. So, give until it hurts, and keep giving until it feels good. Always endeavor to leave people better off than you found them, and you’ll be better off too. Solomon said, ‘The liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself’ (Proverbs 11:25).

This epitaph on a tombstone says it all: ‘What I gave, I have. What I spent, I had. What I kept, I lost.’

2) To accomplish more, you’ve got to grow more. Do you feel stuck spiritually, relationally, career-wise, or at home? You won’t get unstuck by making external changes, like pursuing a new career, leaving your family, or changing churches. Nobody’s keeping you down but yourself. The lid on your life is – you. So, if you’re serious about getting unstuck, instead of looking for quick fixes take a long hard look at yourself, accept responsibility for what you see, pray, and decide to do something about it.

3)  It’s not enough to dream; you must do. Apostle Peter exhorts us to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ which involves our diligence in the life long process of growth. Working daily to improve oneself is of great value; so, keep growing!



ACTS 19:1-20/JDGS 10:1-11:33/JOB 39



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