Spiritual Growth Questions

By Bill Todd

  1. How do I know that I am growing spiritually?

Begin with a clear and honest picture of where you are. To experience the kind of spiritual growth that you desire, you need two things: a path and a plan.

We have all looked at a map in a mall or in a park and found the dot that tells us “You Are Here”. You want a clear picture of where you are today. You want to know the starting point of your journey so that you can measure your progress.

A spiritual director can be an essential partner in determining both a path and a plan.

  1. How do I deal with not feeling “good enough”?

You can do this right now. Take a few moments and ponder on this truth from New Living Translation of Titus 3:4,5 :

When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.

  1. How do I not trigger my fear of failure?

The answer in this situation is to work with a person who can show you cultivate silence, to center your soul and truly be still so that you can listen to God and learn from Him.

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