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Spiritual Stagnation

Saying no to God, no matter how small the task, is a sure way to suspend the growth process. Of course, rather than a straight-out no, some people simply procrastinate—which isn’t as abrupt but is equally defiant. Or some merely give lip service to obedience, affirming the rightness of what God requires, yet staying put. Others make excuses about how inadequate they are to obey what God is telling them. However it’s packaged, when you say no to God, you cease to mature spiritually.

Excerpted from Unlimiting God by Richard Blackaby

Daily Reflection: In what ways are you saying ‘no’ to the task God has for you?

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