I thought we were supposed to grow: change, mature, build character, become better, do better, be transformed. That was the goal, so that was my focus.
This just simply can’t be the case. When growth is the main goal we fall short.
I have spent a lot of time and energy pursuing growth and the outcome was only becoming frustrated and discouraged. I was missing out on the process it takes to get there. I overlooked the people around me. I missed good experiences. I didn’t enjoy my community.
I was missing the mark.
Recently I was hit hard with a
extremely complex simple truth:
Growth should not be the main goal. Growth is a byproduct of a greater goal.
In order to see the growth we desire we need to seek people, Jesus, community, and real life experiences.
When we seek the right things growth is inevitable.
- How do you know when you are seeking the right things?
- How do you know when you are seeking the wrong things?