Thursday, February 8 – Titus 1:8
But hospitable, loving what is good, self-controlled, righteous, holy, disciplined.
Children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Children can usually give a quick and often imaginative answer to this question. But a less often asked question is, “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s much easier to say what we want to do than define the type of people we hope to become. This question may be too complex for most children to answer. But have you answered this as an adult? Do matters of character matter to you? Are you developing in them daily? You may be in the middle of your education, or maybe you have become an expert in your professional field, but there is always work to be done in your heart.
God created you and He has called you as His son or daughter not just to be saved but to have life with Him. This life with Him changes the person you are and even your dreams of who you want to be. Leaders in the church are called to reflect these qualities, but this does not just apply to those in leadership. God desires to grow and develop the hearts of all His people as we follow Him.
- Which of these attributes is most challenging or unnatural for you?
- How has God changed you over your time walking with Him?
- Pray and ask God to develop and grow these qualities in you that you might become more like Him.