“…grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
By now, if you haven’t embraced last year’s Jubilee theme “Step Away From the Tree,” you’ve probably found it very difficult (or nearly impossible) to demonstrate and walk in “Oneness,” our theme for this year. Stepping away from the tree means overcoming those fears, distractions, excuses, and weeds that have held you back for much too long. And yes, it simply means choosing to do something different – and then doing it!
If you want to make a change, you must be willing to go through a process. Immature people desire the end result (or “the blessing”), but don’t want to do the work of developing the character they’ll need to support them when they get there. Though it may be uncomfortable, change is an essential part of growing into Oneness. And if you are growing, you are changing.
Three critical action steps for change and growth are:
- Accountability – enlisting key people to support and coach you as you make changes (but don’t expect them to do it for you!)
- Responsibility – admit mistakes and reward progress (keep moving, one step at a time – you cannot stay the same – it’s not an option!)
- Maturity – stand on your own feet (commit to move from milk to meat – it’s time out for spoon-feeding!)
Walking in agreement and being your brother’s keeper starts with you working on you. Then you are able to offer something of significant value to others. Are you willing to change and grow so your own purpose becomes unified with HIS will for your life?
Lord, please show me how I can grow into ONENESS with You this week…
I know it will make a difference in my relationships with my brothers and sisters.
© Copyright 2007 by Kayren J. Cathcart