The scripture below reminded of how important it is to do my part in developing and growing my faith. Faith is the building block on which all I stand for should be based on. The fact is that God has already done all the hard work for me, however as a response, I have a responsibility to invest wisely in and on the right things in life. I must start with truly (no strings / conditions / excuses attached) devoting time in understanding who God is (v5) and other things should fall into place. Growing in faith doesn’t happen overnight or through my own strength, it must start with God who has the power to mould and shape me through the Holy Spirit.
Take time to reflect on the scripture below and ask God to guide you appropriately. Ask yourself if you are growing in your faith or not? If not, what is getting in your way? He knows what is going on with you already, but you need to acknowledge your shortcomings and bring these to Him first.
2 Peter 3-9: 3 We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God. It was all given to us by God's own power, when we learned he had invited us to share in his wonderful goodness. 4 God made great and marvelous promises, so his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.
5 Do your best to improve your faith by adding goodness, understanding, 6 self-control, patience, devotion to God, 7 concern for others, and love. 8 If you keep growing in this way, it will show that what you know about our Lord Jesus Christ has made your lives useful and meaningful. 9 But if you don't grow, you are like someone who is nearsighted or blind, and you have forgotten that your past sins are forgiven.