“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you, an ever-lengthening, ever ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”Winston Churchill
There is an evident difference between living and existing.
To live is to pass life in a specified manner while to exist is just to be. Someone living moves and leaves an impact on everything and the lives he come across but someone that exists does not necessarily leave his dwelling. He’s just there so you know he exists.
An unfruitful life is an ‘existing’ kind of life not a ‘living’ kind of life. This is because it doesn’t move, let alone make progress.
A fruit-bearing tree is necessarily a living tree, so it is with a fruitful life. The fruitful Christian has been grafted into Christ and partakes of His life.
To make fruitful progress on the move, the following are to be noted:
- It takes focus and determination to make fruitful progress on the move. A heart not focused and determined is easily tossed about by distractions. They easily get swept away by any idea that comes their way whether good or bad.
Have a plan of the fruits you hope to bear in different aspects of life. What change or new thing do you expect to see?
- Give yourself to pruning. Abounding fruitfulness is the result of pruning. Without these, there may be woody suckers, weeds and the likes but no fruit.
Don’t be too full of yourself. Submit to mentors or accountability partners who can keep you in check and be teachable.
A person living in Christ and pruned by God is to be fruitful in every good work.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.John 15:8
- The works to be done must be good in that it is glorifying to God and beneficial to man. We must bear fruit that we may be strong, and do good that we may grow.
- The real means of growth is the knowledge of God. The knowledge of God is the true nourishment of the soul. This knowledge is the only knowledge which encompasses our whole being and fills the whole man. It supplies truth for the intellect, conscience, and heart; stimulus and nourishment for every attribute of our being.
How can you be fruitful in different aspects of your life this year? I’ll like to hear from you in the comments below.
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