Overcome: Complacency – Be Intentional

(Begin with 1-2 minutes of silence)

Let’s be honest, nothing grows by accident. An acorn may naturally fall from an oak tree, but hundreds or even thousands of factors go into whether or not this acorn will take root and grow into a tree of its own. 

Similarly, nobody grows by accident. An infant doesn’t become a child without being fed, cared for, and trained. A child doesn’t become a student without nourishment and ongoing instruction. A student doesn’t grow into adulthood without this process continuing on a deeper and deeper level. 

The same principle is true for our emotional and spiritual lives. We won’t grow by accident. Instead, growth takes intentionality. Each of us has to have some desire to grow and take some form of responsibility in the process. After all, Jesus Himself was intentional in His own pursuit to grow.

Luke 2:52 reads, Jesus took the opportunity to grow in wisdom, stature, favor with God, and people.  

On a scale of 1-10, how intentional are you in your pursuit to grow in wisdom? Stature? Favor with God? Favor with people?

READING & JOURNALING:

     LUKE 2:52

On a scale of 1-10, how intentional are you in your pursuit to grow in wisdom? Stature? Favor with God? Favor with people? 

PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, the amount of time I have spent this week staring at my phone shows that I’m not as intentional as I ought to be in growing in wisdom. May Your Word, not my social media feed, be what I dwell on throughout the day today. As Psalm 1 says, I want to delight in Your Word, meditating on it day and night. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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