As soon as I get frustrated trying to help others with their Christian growth, I must immediately take a step back and recognize that I’ve become a spiritual—helicopter parent. Thus, I’ve also abandoned God’s way—for my own. It’s NOT my job to force Christian growth—it’s my job to plant seeds and give out tools to grow. Just like with our children—we can give them everything they need to grow, but we can’t “do” maturity for them. Ultimately THEY decide whether to put their big boy pants on and do life. And when we take this step back from those we’re disciplining—we get out of God’s way. It’s actually a relief.

God said:

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:9-11‬)‬‬

God’s ways need to become our ways—especially when it comes to helping others to discover Him. His Word has a power all of it’s own. It does not return empty.

Plant it. Sing it. Pray it.

Allow it to permeate every part of your life. This is our most powerful example of growth. God’s presence in our life is a game changer. Like a couch potato—turned body builder—through years of disciplining what he puts INTO his body and what he requires OF his body—we, too, become a testament to the work of God.

No one could do it for us; and—we can’t do it for anyone else.

God does HIS work—HIS way and—it’s the BEST way.

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