I was meeting with a guy this week whose job is to help people train physically and get in shape. He mentioned that it’s not something that just happens. Rather, it takes a great deal of intentionality and effort. Unfortunately, most of us just want to naturally be in shape without expending any extra energy.
The same thing is true spiritually. I know many people who want to grow spiritually but who aren’t willing to put in the work — study, prayer, accountability, service, etc. The result? They don’t grow.
Fortunately, our effort is motivated by God’s power and God’s grace (Philippians 2:12-13). But it’s still work.
What are you doing today to grow spiritually? Are you putting in the work?