We were not created to be stagnant people! We are dynamic, moving, growing and changing individuals who are meant to be in a constant state of transformation! What does that all mean when it comes to spiritual formation?
When you learn to relinquish control and firmly believe and trust in a loving God who is constantly working behind the scenes to guide your steps…that is when the journey becomes magical and begins to align with your ultimate destination.
Spiritual Formation, like all of our personal growth and development, is a process. We become like Jesus gradually, not instantly. And once we know this—the pressure is off. No more performance based acceptance, no more being trapped in guilt and remorse, no more wondering if we are “good enough.”
Spiritual Formation requires patience and faith. The idea alone pushes up against our deeply ingrained instant gratification culture. We live in a world that has reversed the biblical order of being and doing. We are human beings, yet we often show up every day and measure our success by what we are doing.
Thus, we mistakenly begin to believe that if only we do the right things we will be the right kind of Christian…as if our doing would bring about our being. God alone has brought us into being.
In the words of C.S. Lewis: “Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you that chooses, into something a little different than what is was before.”
Tune in to hear why choosing to embrace your spiritual formation is an invitation to the greatest part of your journey!