Are you wanting to to go deep with your life? Ready to grow? Wanting to become all that you really can be?
It excites me when I meet people who are at that place in their lives. Whether they reached that point pro-actively, or circumstances have driven them to that point, it's exciting when someone is really ready to change and grow.
But getting the right direction to go with your life can be a challenge. The answer to that is broad-based, centered in Christ.
To help with personal direction, I've used a key question with thousands of people I've worked with as a pastor, counselor, and coach, and it's a question I use for my own life. Working out the answer to this question has had a dramatic impact on my life, and the lives of others. Here's a great question to work out for your own personal development:
"Who is the man/woman I desire to be AND God would have me become?"
The strength of that question comes from the integration of looking to God's will and understanding our own desires. God gives us free will and an incredible mind/heart that generates it's own desires. God delights in granting us the desires of our heart if they are molded to His own will for us. Psalm 37:4 tells us, "Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires."
Over the years, I have been able to grow in Christ and in my personal development and fulfillment by digging into this question. It has helped me see where my desires have matched God's, or where I was wanting to do my own thing. The more I meshed my own desires with what I understood God's desires for me to be, the more I grew, the more I accomplished, and the more fulfilled and content I became. Working through that question often was a process. It took some time, with a lot of prayer, Bible study, and focused thought. I've seen many others dig into this question the same way, with great results for their own lives.
So, who is the man/woman YOU desire to be AND God would have you become?