Personal growth

All of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.—2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT

Did Christ finish his work for us? Then there can be no doubt but he will also finish his work in us.—John Flavel (c.1627–1691)

We shall never come to the perfect man till we come to the perfect world.—Matthew Henry (1662–1714)

Give yourself to God without reserve; in singleness of heart, meeting everything that every day brings forth, as something that comes from God, and is to be received and gone through by you. This is an attainable degree of perfection.—William Law (1686–1761)

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.—Sir James Mackintosh (1765–1832)

Ideals are like the stars—we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.—Carl Schurz (1829–1906)

The acknowledgment of our weakness is the first step toward repairing our loss.—Thomas à Kempis (c. 1380–1471)

I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need.—Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) 

One must not always think so much about what one should do, but rather what one should be. Our works do not ennoble us; but we must ennoble our works.—Meister Eckhart (c. 1260–c. 1328)

Let’s learn to grow up before we grow old.—John Wimber (1934–1997) 

I am not what I might be, I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I wish to be, I am not what I hope to be; but I thank God I am not what I once was, and I can say with the great apostle, “By the grace of God I am what I am.”—John Newton (1725–1807)

The strongest principle of growth lives in human choice.—George Eliot (1819–1880)

Growing spiritually can be like a roller coaster ride. Take comfort in the knowledge that the way down is only preparation for the way up.—Rebbe Nachman (1772–1811)

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.—Author unknown

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.—2 Peter 3:18

Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.—Victor Hugo (1802–1885)