I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6
Growth is both essential to our lives and the natural by-product of a healthy life.
We should be ambitious to grow ourselves, our relationships, our careers and sphere of influence.
Growth comes from 3 simple steps:
1. Plug into a growth source
2. Maintain the conditions for growth
3. Water the areas you intend to grow (work on it)
A growth source would be a growing Church, a growing company, others people who are developmental and growing and of course God Himself. Pluging-in, or ‘getting planted’ means proactively connecting to and involvement with.
Conditions for growth are a humble spirit, willing to learn with a healthy self-awareness. The input of positive growth influencers. In the same way a plant needs nutritious soil, water and sun. So you and I need a growth environment, positive encouragement, mental stimulus, positive value input to the soul.
Identifying one area at a time you would like to develop is always the answer. Be specific and be focused.
What can you plug into today? What environment could help you? What 1 thing could you work on this month?
Do this and ultimately you will find God Himself will add the increase to your world. Happy growing!