Becoming better might be a long and painful process, but it is so important that it is inevitable. We must grow into the newness God wants to bring us into. We do this by changing for the better. As we go we must make a decision to become better no matter what.
Getting better might be so hard that we become eager to just give up, yet we have all that it takes to be the person we envision – through growth and transformation.
We must be fully confident that we have all that it takes to be the one God created us to be. And we must have the faith to believe that it doesn’t matter the opposition that we face, we have the power to be that person.
As we fall down, we must always remember that we have resources around us that can help us get up. These resources might be people we interact with, or books we read. They might even be blog posts from websites like EncourageMe. Whatever they are, we should not only find them, but we must also use them at our disposal. Remember that God is the one that has positioned them to help us, so don’t be afraid.
Becoming Better is a Decision that we make
Making a decision to become a better person, no matter what, is a powerful commitment to self-improvement and personal growth. As we journey along, there are step we can take and habits we can adapt to help us. Here are some steps to help you make and stick to the decision to get better;
There are benefits of daily reflection and meditation that can help us to make the decision to be better. We must take some time to consider the life we are living, assess our values and make the decision to make necessary changes in the right direction. As we do this, we will not only become better, but we will also impact the world in a much better way.
2. Set Clear Goals
Setting goals is the first step towards achieving them. We must confidently set realistic goals, and by faith work to make them happen. Remember that goals are guides that steer us where we decide to go. God has given us the ability to be creative and to dream. Use this ability to set goals and go on to achieve them.
3. Continuous Learning
We must perpetually improve ourselves with continuous learning. The Bible says that we perish because of a lack of knowledge. This means that as we improve our learning, we also improve our likelihood and being preserved. Whatever you do, be keen to become a seasoned learner.
5. Surround Yourself with Positive Influences
Positive influence will ensure that we are guided on the right path. We must surround ourselves with people that are good for us. Spend time with people who support and inspire your personal growth. Avoid toxic or negative relationships that hinder your progress.
6. Stay Adaptable
The Apostle Paul from the Bible wrote ; I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need – Philippians 4:12
Here is saying that he knows how to adapt to situations as they change. Our ability to become better is dependent on our ability to adapt and to endure. Be open to change and adapt your plans as needed. Sometimes, life throws unexpected challenges or opportunities your way, and adaptability is key to personal growth.
7. Develop Resilience
We develop spiritual stamina from the difficulties we endure. These difficulties also help us to develop a resilient character. As we seek to become better we must both understand this and decide to endure until we receive our crowns.
Understand that setbacks are a natural part of growth. Learn from your failures and use them as stepping stones toward improvement.
8. Embrace Challenges
A challenge is just a channel for growth. Don’t shy away from challenges or difficult tasks. Embrace them as opportunities for growth and learning. It is in the most difficult times that we learn to be the strongest we can be – because that’s the only option we have in these times.
It is in the hard times that we learn that we have what it takes to be all that God created us to be.
9. Stay Positive
We must stay positive even when it doesn’t make sense. Staying positive means that we look at situations as blessings no matter how otherwise they might seem. We must therefore maintain a positive attitude even when facing obstacles. A positive mindset can help you overcome challenges more effectively.
10. Help Others
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms – 1 Peter 4:10
There is something fulfilling about service unto others. Jesus Christ is the epitome of servanthood. One of the best ways to become a better person is by helping others. Acts of kindness and service can be deeply fulfilling and contribute to personal growth.
11. Stay Patient
Patience is a virtue we must learn in order to become better. Growth takes time, persistence and grace. It is a lifelong journey and we must be patient with ourselves and trust the process.
Remember that becoming a better person is an ongoing, lifelong journey. The decision to improve yourself is a significant step, but the key is consistency and dedication. No matter what challenges you face, your commitment to self-improvement will lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.