Room to Grow
Room to Grow
Housing developments that sprout up seemingly overnight, constant road construction, and a new school building every year. Such are the signs of growth in Loudoun County, especially around Ashburn. Yet, there is something equally as impressive about the area – empty fields.
In spite of the phenomenal rate of growth in the last decades in this community, there is still much undeveloped land. There is room to grow.
Some have the misconception that being a Christian is about having it all together. That Christians never mess up, have shortcomings, or have changes to make. This is a far cry from the Christianity depicted in the Bible. The collection of letters in the New Testament alone proves that after people became followers of Christ, they had a lot of work still to do.
Paul summed up the attitude that all believers are to have the letter to the Philippians when he writes about how that he had not accomplished his spiritual goals but pressed ahead to the completion Christ had planned for him (3:8-14). Becoming a Christian is a beginning. It is after conversion that some real hard work starts. There are some things that have to be cleared out of the way and some new things built in a person’s life (Colossians 3:1-11). A dedicated and wise follower of Christ will always see empty fields.
They know there is always room to grow to be more like the person God wants them to be.