I went out to look at my Kale this morning & realized there was progress in the growth of my kale. More green sprouts are making their way through the soil. Yet it’s not perfectly neat.
Progress with us as human beings is the same way. A dear friend of mine calls this “imperfect progress.” So you might be wondering, what exactly is “imperfect progress?” It means that as we grow spiritually & emotionally we don’t do it perfectly. We make progress & grow by learning how to be more like Jesus. Yet, sometimes we mess up but still the progress is not lost. It reminds of Philippians 1:6 which says, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you carried it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” This is the process of transformation. We may ask, what is the fruit?
To bring this concept to another context, progress in my job means I must have the supporting data as evidence for an individual’s progress. As a behavioral therapist I must use evidence based interventions & take data on how an individual responds.
Progress is an important part of growth in the church community & in the world of counseling. Gardening brings so many powerful insights.
In His Service,