the mental powers concerned with forming conclusions, judgments, or inferences
We often need reason for… everything. (Things occur, and then we understand them, and then we grow.)
While we may not need a reason, for example, to buy flowers for our wife, we do need a reason for becoming a better spouse. What are the areas we want to grow, or become better? These are the areas we will invite reason into.
Do we want to grow in the area of treating others with kindness? If the answer is yes, we now can reflect on the reasons why… Is it to win friends, to become an influencer, to be more like Christ, to change the world, to create a harmonious atmosphere for my family and friends?
This is the thing that keeps us in the game of growth, that gives us the willpower, focus, and determination, day in and day out to succeed.
Without reason, there is no growth:
For his people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’
God wants us to succeed, so He gives us reasons in the areas we thought we had none. For example one might say: “I have no desire to be healthy.” But until they have health problems and want to live longer or gain / lose weight and want to manage it, they have no reason that provokes heart change.
We start with faith, but in order to grow, we indeed need reason.
Today, think about your reasons for growth. God wants to use them to catapult you to your true potential.
Watch this week’s hangout as we discuss this post and reasons for growth.