Phillipians 3:12-13 says, “I don’t mean to say I am perfect. I haven’t learned all I should even yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all Christ saved me for and wants me to be. No dear brothers, I am still not all I should be, but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.”
You’ve probably heard the phrase before, “do as I say, not as I do.” Why do people use these words? Why is it difficult for most of us to be able to genuinely say “do as I do?” It’s because most of us have areas in our life that are not yet pleasing to God, let alone pleasing to people. And furthermore, many people can’t honestly say that through discipline and prayer they have consistently grown and matured in the majority of their weaknesses.
We live in an undisciplined society. Most Americans are materially, socially and financially okay and content, and until life reaches crisis proportions, many people do little, if anything, of consequence to consistently affect and impact their weak areas.
What are you becoming? Consider these words…
Watch your thoughts – they become words
Watch your words – they become actions
Watch your actions – they become habit
Watch your habits – they become character
Watch your character – for it becomes your destiny
You are not all you can be, but what are you becoming? Begin today to become God’s mature woman or man He desires you to be! Discipline your thoughts, words, actions, and habits. Spend time regularly with God!