Another indicator of your need for personal growth is—losing interest in your career. Many people think this comes from staying in one job too long, or experiencing a midlife crisis. The truth is, most of us lose interest in our job because we lose interest in growing. Consider those who experience the highest levels of intensity and creativity. Generally speaking, they're passionate about their job and they're not nearly as concerned about specifics as they are about "the big picture." While those around them get bogged down in the minutiae of daily routine, growth-oriented people are busy swinging the bat and trying to hit the ball out of the park. These are people who are growing, learning, and expanding their experience—people who never lose interest in their work—or in life. Growing peanuts sounds pretty boring, right? Not to George Washington Carver! He studied them, developed them, discovered hundreds of different uses for them, and became so famous he was invited to Washington, D.C. to explain the secret of his success to a con-gressional committee. Here's what he told them: "God created the peanut. So I just asked Him to tell me what could be done with it, and He showed me!" It's that simple. Spend as much time expanding your knowledge and experience as you spend on the mundane, and see if your interest levels and excitement don't change for the better. The Bible says that a wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. (John 14:2-3)
Right now, Jesus is preparing a place for us in heaven! And someday He will come to take us to that place. How glorious will that day be when we behold with open face the beautiful majesty of our Lord!
Week #35 Schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Numbers 4-6
Monday: (History) 1 Chronicles 10-14
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 99-101
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 19
Thursday: (Prophecy) Hosea 1-7
Friday: (Gospels) John 7-9
Saturday: (Letters) 1 Timothy 4-6