Every one of us has room to grow. None of us are yet who we ought to be. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you are on a life-long journey to become who God created us to be. This process is called sanctification – becoming more like Christ, becoming who we were meant to be.
The question is, “What is involved in becoming?” How do we do this “becoming” thing?
I can’t suggest the complete process because I am still learning how to become a “becoming” person. However, I think I know how “becoming” starts.
“Becoming” who God created us to be starts with moving the things that God has clearly revealed in the Scriptures to the non-negotiable, never-optional category. What that means is if it’s clear through God’s word, we don’t have to think about them, pray about them, wonder about them. If God said it, then we do it.
- We don’t need to pray about whether we should pray
- We don’t need to think about whether we should grow up in the faith
- We don’t need to wonder about whether we should give and serve
- We don’t need to pray about whether we need to share our faith with others to birth new Christians
- We don’t need to pray about strong Godly marriages and families
- We don’t need to wonder about being faithful to our spouse
The things God has already clearly revealed through God’s word, are things we don’t even have to think or wonder about. These are things we do because God said it.
This is the first step in “becoming” who God created us to be. Too many church goers are thinking, wondering, and compromising on things that ought to be in the non-negotiable, never-optional category.
Let’s start this “becoming” journey on the right step!