Developing A Personal Growth Plan (1) - Jim Reklis

Hopefully, you are excited about the possibilities of potential significant change in your life. If not, perhaps you are not considering your life from God’s perspective. He sees your future as a continuing process of change for the better.

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil.1:6. 

God’s purpose for every Christ follower is for you to grow progressively into a complete person, beautifully reflecting the image of God through Christ.

During the last couple of years I have come to realize I have hindered the growth God wanted by a lack of planning for it.

Since then I have come to discover the power of a personal growth plan.

Honestly, it has revolutionized my life and God-graced growth has increased significantly. And, because I am not naturally great at planning, I developed a process that is simple and connected to my relationship with God and others.

A personal growth plan helps you discover what God is doing in your life and intentionally join him in this transformation. We are not to play a passive role, but actively pursue the growth God is causing in our lives. In fact, we are commanded to do so.

“ Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Phil 2:12-13. 

You see, God is the initiator, causing us to desire change and empowering us for growth, but we have an active role in seeing it come about. We work with God, by His grace, to see growth.

Over the next few days I’ll share the 3-step process I use, Assess, Align, Act. If you want to see more growth, I invite you to take a look and give it a try. Whether you use this plan or another, don’t go without a plan. God has much more for you than you might imagine, but you will have to be purposeful and intentional to join him in it.