For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive. 2 Peter 1:8
The apostle Peter encourages us not to follow the sea squirt’s fate. Since maturity for us means taking on God’s nature (2 Peter 1:4), you and I are called to grow—grow mentally in our knowledge of Christ (3:18); spiritually in traits like goodness, perseverance, and self-control (1:5–7); and practically by exploring new ways to love, offer hospitality, and serve others through our gifts (1 Peter 4:7–11). Such growth, Peter says, will stop us from living “ineffective and unproductive” lives (2 Peter 1:8).
What character trait do you feel God calling you to grow in? What service opportunity is He leading you to try?
Father God, please help me to grow more like You each day
Ref, Our Daily Bread