Written by Vanesa Garcia, FS Licey al Medio, Dominican Republic
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. -- Philippians 3: 12-14
Overall, the maturity of a person is the high point of intellectual and emotional development, it’s a constant process. Likewise, the spiritual aspect involves a process of maturity, it starts with accepting Jesus Christ and involves several stages to get us to fully live by Him and for Him.
As young people, spiritual maturity should be a priority in our lives, a longing. !But we must realize that the speed of this process is not important, what is important is the strength with which we manage to obtain. Knowing the word, making it the guide to our lives, learning to manage our character, thoughts and attitudes towards others, are key points to start this walk. Let’s not forget that He who began a good work, will be faithful to complete it.
Lord Jesus, help me each day to desire You more. Change my life Lord, help me manage my character. I would like to be more like You. I want to mature in You in order to reach the final goal. Amen.
- Today I will take the decision to learn more about the word of God. - Today I will think before I act. I will think to please God.
- Today I live from the point of view of God and not of men.