As athletes, we’re always striving to improve our performance. We push ourselves to the limit, day after day, in pursuit of our goals. But sometimes, it can feel like we’ve hit a plateau. We’re not making any progress, and we start to wonder if we’ll ever be able to reach our full potential.
But that’s when it’s important to remember that plateaus are a normal part of the journey. They’re a sign that our bodies and minds are adapting to our current level of training. And if we want to keep improving, we must challenge ourselves in new ways.
So when you’re feeling stuck, don’t give up. Find a new challenge to tackle. Try a new training regimen, enter a new competition, or set a new goal for yourself. The important thing is to keep moving forward, and never stop believing in yourself.
But we can overcome anything with Christ supporting us along the way. 1 John 5:4 reads, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” This verse asserts that through faith in God, individuals are empowered to overcome the trials and difficulties of the world.
In addition, there may be times when we feel like we have hit a spiritual plateau.
We all know that feeling. We’ve been following Jesus for a while, reading our Bibles, praying, and serving in the church, but we feel like we’re not growing anymore.
Satan wants us to think that we’ve learned everything we need to learn, that we’ve reached our full potential, and that there’s nothing more for us to do. But that’s not true.
Our spiritual journey is a lifelong one. We will never reach a point where we can’t learn anything more from the Bible or the life of Jesus. There will always be new depths to explore, new insights to gain, and new ways to grow.
1. Commit 1 John 5:4 to memory.
2. Write down one way you can improve your spiritual growth.