As Far As They Can Go

by admin ~ January 11th, 2020. Filed under: Brandenburg.

One description I have given to making disciples in and through the church is “taking people where they are at and then bringing them as far as they can go.” Everyone is at a certain point, and it might not be good where certain people are at. No one is exactly where he wants to be, because he won’t be there until glorification. Because everyone of us is, as Paul wrote it in Philippians 3:12, “Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect,” then we have room for progress and growth in the Christian life. Whatever practical position you find yourself, you can go further and be better. God has other things for you to do. You haven’t arrived. There can be a tendency in the Christian life to reach a kind of plateau or complacency. If we have reached this point, then God may do some things in your life for you to get out of that condition. It’s not good for you. Sometimes the worst time for growth is the greatest time in your life, when things are going about as well as they should. You need to learn, you need to change, and you need to do more, but you have settled into something that is with no sight of learning, changing, and doing more. If you are not saved, you need to be saved. Maybe you’re even not saved, and you aren’t listening – you need to start listening. If you are a new Christian, you have a lot of growth to do. If you are somewhere in the middle or even in a very advanced position of Christian growth, you still have a long, long ways to go. Are we ready for this? Do we want this?

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