How You Can Discern To Grow
Living a discern pattern of life matters to your daily growth if you must live a triumphant life daily in career, business, and at all works of life. Because through discernment, you can be sure of what are relevant to your growth in life.
You need to be discerning about who you listen to. Whose books will you read for teaching and encouragement? Whose blogs and podcasts will you subscribe to?
This is because, any man/woman who lacks the ability to discern their walk, live in realm of luck, because they are not sure of what direction to take in life.
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Not sure of whom is leading them, and where they are heading to…
Not sure of what to accept and what not to take in.
But in Hebrews 5:14 ESV: “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
The Word mature has been defined by may in the idea of a static position of operation or living. But in the real sense of it, maturity isn’t static, it is dynamic because it carries various levels of abilities and expression of these abilities and characteristics within it.
If maturity therefore is dynamic, why do we try to place maturity of whatever sort in a static position of operation to say it is only when you can exhibit this and that quality, then can we say you’re matured?
It is because a standard has to be shown, so we can know where we are, what to expect, how to and how not to pattern our walk. Thus, these standard puts men and actions into classes and therefore brings structure to things.
However, the verse above gives us some clues and actions that the matured is described by and demonstrates at various heights. He says; 1) “Solid food belongs to them. Meaning that once you cannot relate with difficulty at any level, you cannot say you are mature. Next it says “Their power of discernment is trained.”
Test Of Discernment
My power of discernment trained is one which has come under series of tests and trials of various sort, both of spiritual and natural, which also includes people playing on your:
Intelligence, people acting all-good before you but trying to kill you behind you, God saying nothing to you about your walk with Him, only for you to go through the fire, stumbling in it, in-order that you may perceive who is doing what, how they’re doing what, why they’re doing so and when the sequence of your journey in Him begins to take another shape.
Understand that, not everyone that says Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom also means not everyone that says; “Am with you, I respect and love you, am behind you, I’ll die with you, is truly with you or for you.”
Some are sent to kill you, but you wouldn’t know. The un-matured doesn’t know, they think they do, they think many love them and rejoice with them. They even connive with those sent to destroy them to walk against God’s people.
Recognizing Through Discerning
But how do i recognize wolves in sheep’s clothing?
By their fruits you shall know them. The things they do, the results they produce, the character they exhibit that they never change. For a little corruption (corrupts) the whole lump. Jesus says “Anyone that doesn’t come straight but stylishly, the same is a thief and a robber.” (John 10).
Today, I want to encourage you to train your spirit and mind to be able to discern things so you can live your life out of constant failure from what expectation you have towards others, so you’ll walk your way and life through divine guidance.
Keep succeeding… and have a bless day.