“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” -Colossian 2:6-7
I was recently reading some writings of a financial “guru” about being better at financial stewardship. One of the things he said gets in the way of moving forward with debt reduction is that some people don’t even check their accounts regularly nor do they balance their checkbooks. How can someone move towards financial health if she doesn’t even know her current financial situation or where she spends her money?
It’s the same with health. If someone wants to become healthier, but has no clue how much he weighs, how many calories he eats, or how much he exercises, it makes it much more difficult for him to make a plan to move toward physical health.
So, what’s the hardest thing you struggle with in faith these days? Do you struggle with just getting to worship on a regular basis? Participating in small group life with other believers? Entering intentional prayer or scripture reading on a daily basis? Practicing the biblical tithe (giving 10% of your income to the work of God)?
What’s the biggest obstacle you face these days in your spiritual growth and development?
The reason why this is an important question is because we can’t grow if we don’t know in which ways we need to grow. So maybe take some time to reflect on where you’d like to grow spiritually, and then begin working to grow in that particular part of your spiritual life. You’ll be glad you did.
It’s just a thought!
+ pax et bonum