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Becoming is a lifelong journey. Even after years of growth we’re still pressing toward the mark. We remain under construction and this is a point of humility and hope.

Naturally, we love accomplishing our goals. And we reasonably expect to graduate after a season or two of pursuing our education or training.

But the path of maturity doesn’t have an endpoint in this life.

Certainly, there are many milestones we do well to celebrate. We look back and realize we’re not the man we used to be.

There was a time in which we selfishly pursued our own agenda and we were mere consumers of relationships rather than builders. But now we’re learning how to use our strength to bring more life and goodness into the world – at work, at home, and everywhere we show up.

But the key here is: We are learning.

We’ve not yet fully arrived. We’re still under construction.

And this is not a failure as long as we continue the journey. Often it’s our pride that wants us to arrive prematurely because it’s uncomfortable to still be undone.

But we shortchange the fullness of God’s glory for us when we don’t allow the work to continue.

And this ongoing work allows us to still have hope.

It’s never too late to start or to continue the renovation of our hearts. We don’t have to live in despair because we are still being transformed and moving ever closer toward God’s best for us.

And this also allows us to give ourselves grace. This is not an excuse to remain immature and undone. But we don’t have to beat ourselves up either for still needing to grow in many areas.

God is not through with you yet. Live in the hope and humility of still being under construction – allowing God to complete the good work he has started in you.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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