Day 28 is titled, It Takes Time. We grow on God’s watch and in His time…not our own. This is a tough pill to swallow considering that we want what we want when we want it.
There are no shortcuts to maturity.
This reading tells us about the different stages of spiritual maturity and growth and, though painful and unpleasant at times, why each one of them is important. Rick Warren outlines 5 reasons on why it takes time to become like Christ:
1. We are slow learners.
2. We have a lot to unlearn.
3. We are afraid to face the truth about ourselves.
4. Growth is often painful and scary.
5. Habits take time to develop.
The key of it all, in my opinion, is to be patient and not give up on ourselves…God doesn’t!
Ask Yourself: In what area of my spiritual growth do I need to be more patient and persistent?
© David McGhee