In the first couple years of church planting I have said before, I was not yet ready to be all who God called me to be. I told you in a previous blog, God had anointed me a pastor's wife but I did not understand the appointing yet. Not until years later, have I started walking fully in my appointing. I have often looked back and wondered what the point in that season was, if I wasn't yet ready for who I was suppose to be.
I have come to the conclusion, in that season God was shaping and molding me for who I was to be in this season. He was teaching me through my faults, mistakes, and blemishes so I could be the best I can be now. Thankful for where I am, and the areas I have grown in, I know that I am not yet done. We must always be in a state of growing. It is when we stop growing, that we start dying.
Yes, I have come a long way from where I was, but I desire in a few years to be a lot further ahead from where I am now. I do not ever want the mind set, "I am perfect, and I am all who Christ has called me to be." Hear me out here. Right now in this season, I may be striving to be all who Christ called me to be. But right now in time I am not all that Christ has called me to be in the future. I need to be shaped, molded, and refined for the now and for the future. I must always be willing and ready for growth.
Are you willing to grow?
It is when we stop growing, that we start dying.
xo a girl who sleeps with the pastor