We need to grow and mature in Christ (1 Pet. 3:18). We must be determined to do what God commands us to do no matter what others may say. It is also very important that we maintain control of our own life. This we do by following God’s word and letting it mold us into what He wants us to be. Please read the following article which makes a great point about being mature as Christians.
WHY, By Tom Childers
A Jewish author once told this story:
“A just man comes to Sodom hoping to save the city. He pickets. What else can he do? He goes from street to street, from marketplace to marketplace, shouting, ‘Men and women, repent. What you are doing is wrong. It will kill you; it will destroy you.’ They laugh, but he goes on shouting, until one day a child stops him. ‘Poor stranger, don’t you see it’s useless?’ ‘Yes,’ the just man replies. ‘Then why do you go on?’ the child asks. ‘In the beginning,’ he says, ‘I was convinced that I would change them. Now I go on shouting because I don’t want them to change me.’”
If you don’t take charge of your life, someone else will. Build purpose into your life or someone else will do it for you. The book of Ephesians instructs us to grow in our spiritual lives,
“That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph. 4:14).
Think About It!