A word of warning, friends: this is not going to be your typical self-help schtick.
When we talking about becoming better—more useful, suitable, or desirable—we’re not going to talk about secular self-improvement. This isn’t a series on becoming:
- more productive
- more efficient
- more organized
- more consistent
- more positive
- more effective
We’re not going to talk about resolutions aimed at changing surface behaviors or attitudes:
- Get up early to exercise
- Only touch each piece of mail once
- Say five positive things for every one negative
- Schedule personal time on your calendar
- Stop watching TV
- Always say please and thank you
None of these, of course, are BAD things. We’re just going to focus, instead, on things that will really make a difference in the places that really matter most—our hearts and our spirits.
These are the only things that in the end will truly make us better.
If we truly desire to be suitable for God’s divine purposes, the Word needs to be our guide, not the world.
Join me on Friday, when we look at a scriptural “self-improvement” checklist!