Erratic - Having no fixed or regular course; wandering
Have you ever observed an erratic driver? They don’t maintain a steady speed and they weave in and out of traffic, often drifting from side to side in a lane. Sometimes they accelerate in fits and spurts. Their behavior is unpredictable and inconsistent.
Is your spiritual growth a bit erratic? Do you find yourself taking one step forward and two steps back or two steps forward and one step back? Do you find that you just so far down the road and then a roadblock stops your forward movement?
Roadblocks to our spiritual growth take the form worry, fear, doubt, apathy, a judgmental attitude, and negative talk.
How can we be more consistent in our spiritual growth?
First we need to make up our minds to move forward. Our spiritual growth will need to be a priority. When we have a committed time of prayer and Bible reading we condition our mind with thoughts and feelings in line with our Heavenly Father. Carrying those feelings with us throughout the day will help us to continue to move forward in our journey. When we are tempted by roadblocks, we can be strengthened to move through them instead of being stalled by them.
Using affirmations throughout the day can help keep our thoughts fixed on God. Affirmations are positive quotes, Bible verses, or memorable sayings that we use to support our spiritual health. Affirmations give us hope and strengthen our belief that we can live a life of joy.
Words are like seeds that shape our world as the verse in Proverbs says,
Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit ---you choose. Proverbs 18:21 (The Message)
Affirmations help us to attach ourselves to the things we want in our life instead of the things we don’t. We want joy, peace, fun, prosperity, significance and excellent health. That means we must run from the inner voice that causes us to gossip, nag, complain, become bitter and unforgiving.
Choose to move forward in your spiritual journey. Choose words of life.