Someone once asked me why I set goals for myself to read a certain number or kinds of books. The reason is I've discovered how important it is for me to continually be challenging myself and learning new ideas. If not I settle into comfortable routines, rely on my past experiences and stop growing. This is true in my spiritual, physical and relational life. I lose motivation and inspiration and become content with the status quo. At Catalyst One Day last week someone said this,
This makes a lot of sense to me. The Bible talks about how we are going through this process of being transformed into the likeness of Jesus. This means that my life should look more like Jesus' life today then it did a year ago. If this is true, then the skills, knowledge, abilities, resources and talents that got me to where I am today are going to be different then what I need to get to where God is taking me. This is why there is so much danger in settling, in not growing and just coasting along.
How does your life look today compared to one year ago? Are you allowing God to work and transform you more into the likeness of Christ?