“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)
Do you feel like you aren’t growing fast enough?
When you first become a Christian, you start growing quickly in your faith. After a while, the growth slows down. Your spiritual growth is like a baby; they double in size within their first year. However, that growth isn’t sustained. If they grew that fast every year, they’d quickly be bigger than a house!
God isn’t in a hurry for you to grow—he is never in a hurry! You might be, but he isn’t. He wants you to have a life deeply rooted in Christ. He wants you to stand strong so when the rough winds of life hit you, you won’t get blown over.
In seasons of slow spiritual growth, you may feel like God has stopped caring about you. This is never true because he “delights in every detail” of your life. Your spiritual growth is a process that will take your entire life. You won’t finish growing in a week, a month, or even a year.
However, if you take one or two small steps every week, you’ll be much further along at the end of the year than you would be otherwise. In fact, a slow walk with God allows you to focus and carefully take in all that he wants to teach you.
The spiritual growth of a believer isn’t one big leap across the Grand Canyon. It’s a steady journey of one step after another. God’s plan for making you into the person he wants you to be is a lifetime commitment, one that you can be confident in, knowing God will direct your every step.
January 12 from Open Doors: A Year of Devotions