It’s not always an easy thing to do, but it will be worth it in the long run.
But most of the time, all we see are a few changes. The truth is that these growth might not have been best for them, but they needed to make it happen in order to achieve their goals.
This blog article covers extensively all Bible Verses that talk about Growth and Change.
Bible Verses About Growth And Change
When it comes to growth and change, there are a lot of bible verses that can help you through the process.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)
Growing in our understanding of Christ is one way we develop ourselves through God’s grace.
The first way to grow is Information which is knowing more and more about Christ in our brains through careful study of his word.
The second is becoming closer to Jesus as a result of our relationship with Him. Both help to increase our productivity as servants of God.
Growing in grace does not always entail receiving more and more of God’s grace but By definition, grace is undeserved and unearned.
God has granted us complete rights as His children in Christ by pardoning our sins. But the fact that we live by Jesus’ mercy gives us a great chance to develop spiritually.
1 Timothy 4:15
Practice these things, and immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.
1 Timothy 4:15(ESV)
As children of God, we are to be practical about our spiritual life and the things that spice them up.
These things include reading the bible continuously with deeper understanding, meditating upon it, and also abiding by the instructions that God has laid out for us in the Holy Book.
When we work towards the inner beauty that only the Holy Spirit of God can bring about in us.
We should pray that the Lord will lead us into all truth, guard us against any doctrinal error, false pride, or excessive criticism, and minister its truths to everyone who is placed in our sphere of influence as we progress towards an inner beauty that only the Spirit of God can produce in us.
Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
Romans 5:2-6 (ESV)
The most significant thing in the universe is access to God’s grace and it is what we have gained through trust in Christ.
A beneficial thing that is not earned is defined as grace and Because of our sin, every one of us merited God’s wrathful punishment.
God’s grace, on the other hand, is what we’ve received as pardon and atonement.
We benefit from such grace because we trust in Jesus. What is our reaction now that we have realized it?
As long as we have the absolute assurance of sharing in God’s eternal glory, we should be glad. even when we are faced with persecution, we should be glad because it produces endurance by strengthening our faith in God.
Job 8:7 ESV
And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be very great.
Job 8:7 (ESV)
we are encouraged to look towards God for a better future because even if we started small and we are still struggling to grow and stand strong.
God has promised us that he will crown our efforts and set us on higher grounds through an assured great future.
Even when we lost all we have labored for, either a loved one, material thing, or possessions, God still assures us that he will restore them all in the triple fold.
We will have a great and bright future ahead, we will rejoice again because God cares for us.
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
Hebrews 6:1 (ESV)
We are told to mature spiritually in our Christian faith rather than stay in the stage of early Christianity.
We are also admonished not to hinder our spiritual growth and to search for the reason we are to enter spiritual adulthood rather than staying in spiritual childhood or adolescence.
From the original salvation message, when we are justified by faith, we are exhorted to proceed forward.
For our joy to be fully realized, we must mature in grace rather than merely holding onto the first delight of accepting that we are sinners for whom Christ died.
We are not to go over the sins that have already been pardoned again and over again.
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
Philippians 1:9 (ESV)
When a believer’s heart exemplifies the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace rather than allowing envy, conflict, jealousy, or disagreements to affect their behavior, the power of the Holy Spirit may be seen in their life.
Christ will be exalted and the gospel will be proclaimed when a man or ministry is built upon godly principles that exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, and when sincere prayer is provided that reflects the love of God in the unity of the Spirit.
For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Just as a bad physical diet tends to weaken and ultimately kill a person’s bodily vitality, a poor spiritual diet results in a spiritually weak and diseased person.
Similar to how physical health may be lost due to idleness or other forms of neglect, spiritual health can also be lost in a person.
The spiritual similarity follows, just as a mature adult needs an adequate, wholesome diet to preserve his health and stay disease-free.
A mature Christian requires strong spiritual sustenance that is digested and actively applied to continue developing and prevent regressing to reach spiritual maturity and vibrancy.
Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:33 (ESV)
We are to trust God even if we are uncertain of where our next meal will come from, we are not to constantly worry about how we will acquire the basic necessitates of life.
Because He cherishes us so much, He wants us to put our faith in the heavenly Father to care for our needs.
Jesus offers us an alternative to living a life of continual and pointless worry which is to pursue God’s kingdom, believe in His righteousness, and depend on Him to meet our fundamental needs.
Galatians 6:9 ESV
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 ESV (ESV)
In this life, relying on our strength and trusting our flesh will only result in decay and death.
That holds regardless of whether we put our faith in human effort to save ourselves by abiding by the traditions and rites of the law or by giving in to our own immoral, selfish desires.
It is only by sowing the Spirit into our lives that can one find salvation.
God grants us His own Spirit by placing our faith in Christ to have our sins forgiven. In the end, only that Spirit will grant us eternal life.
Until we all attain the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Ephesians 4:13-16 (ESV)
We enter Christianity as infant Christians, and for a while, we fight against the great principles that encourage Christian growth.
It takes us some time to fully understand that God’s plans for us are very different from what we initially believed when we were young, natural men and women. We oppose these amendments.
Sometimes, we don’t like how he deals with us but then He finally gets us to the point where we agree, accepts, and comprehend the idea.
We later discover that even when we accept and comprehend them, it takes time to put them into effect.
it is important to stay in unity as Christ as the head, this will help us to grow in love.
Bible Verses About Constant Growth
Growth is part of life. Sometimes it is easy to see that someone, our friends or relatives, have changed for the better.
Lets take a look at the Bible verses that speaks on constant growth;
2 Corinthians 9:10
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2 Corinthians 9:10 (ESV)
As children of God, we have to happily and readily give back some of what God has blessed us with.
This verse portrays Christian giving as an action motivated by love, duty, or order. In the end, it is God who gives and provides for us.
He is the one who supplies both the bread’s seed and its actual bread.
In other words, God endows the donor with the capacity to offer. God will enhance the harvest of righteousness that results from the seed that people who donate sow.
It’s crucial to remember that the increase is for the advantage of the one who receives, it is not a guarantee to the donor’s financial prosperity, but the giver shares the honor of being used by God and we constantly grow when we give constantly give.
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
Proverbs 1:5 (ESV)
Once we become knowledgeable and our knowledge grows, we must share that information with others.
The best reason for gaining wisdom is to be in a position to help others, not so much to get it for ourselves. It is the duty of those with knowledge and experience to lead or offer sound advice.
The rule for developing knowledge and getting smart advice is that; Even intelligent and perceptive folks must put their thoughts aside to listen to grow in wisdom.
It doesn’t matter how old or wise you are. You must listen to others’ instructions and humble yourself to learn more.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2-4 (ESV)
Trials are hard and challenging. However, they serve a function. Trials are a chance to express delight since they can bring out the best in us.
We might think of challenges as things to delight about because we know there is a greater picture.
Trials build our spiritual stamina and endurance, enabling us to stick with it. Trials teach us to rely on and trust God, so we may consider them all as joy.
These have occurred so that when Jesus Christ is revealed, acclaim, glory, and honor would be accorded to your faith, which has been confirmed to be real and is worth more than gold, which perishes despite being purified by fire.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation
1 Peter 2:2 (ESV)
This mandate implies that we must develop a similar milk-like need for God’s pure word to a baby. Believers will continue to develop their salvation by consuming this milk, soaking up God’s message, and becoming closer to Christ.
For the time being, the planned route for spiritual development is to consume the “milk” of God’s Word.
Grace must increase in us as we develop into mature Christians. However, actual sanctification is not a natural process.
To advance in grace and spiritual maturity, we must daily eat spiritual food and engage in spiritual exercise.
Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?
Galatians 3:3 (ESV)
In the past, when we placed our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we were saved (justification) and we are being rescued as we daily mature in grace and imitate Christ.
And one day, when we have a body like His magnificent body, our redemption will be fully accomplished (glorification).
We must keep in mind that if the accomplished work of Christ on the Cross is supplemented by deeds of the flesh, His life was given in vain.
It is not what we do that saves us; it is what Christ has already accomplished on our behalf.
Everyone who puts their faith in Christ’s atoning act will be justified, sanctified, and glorified by His work on the Cross.
Therefore, Salvation and sanctification are only possible through grace and trust.
1 Corinthians 13:13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV)
Christianity depends entirely on faith. It is only possible to have any kind of connection with God via trust in Christ.
Similar to this, Christian hope is the assurance that God will honor His commitments to the future.
Christianity cannot make sense without both faith and hope. They are incorporated. Even higher than these two fundamental values is love.
It will continue in a way, even after our faith has turned into sight and our hope for eternity has come true. Spiritual abilities are not even close to being as significant as faith, hope, and love.
The development of the church depends on the use of spiritual talents, which must be done so with love, or else they lose their purpose and can even be harmful.
Bible Verses About Changing Your Mindset
Having covered verses in the Bible on growth and Change.
Lets take a look at Bible verses on changing your mindset;
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
A believer’s position in Christ and his eternal life are unaffected by the mindset that takes root in his or her heart, whether it be a carnal or spiritual one.
This is because it depends on God’s faithfulness to uphold His promises, not on the disloyalty of God’s blood bought for his children .
Death in God’s word signifies separation from God, and death entails alienation from God for a carnally minded believer , broken fellowship ,interrupted communion and inner agony.
When a believer develops a carnal mind-set, he regularly establishes a false set of values, and false impressions of God, and isolates himself from the Lord who purchased him, that is why it is important to set our minds on God’s peace only.
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:13(ESV)
As Christians, we are instructed to be mentally prepared so that we are prepared for anything that may come our way in our Christian walk.
We are to gather our thoughts, protect our ideas, and keep our minds focused on the truth of God’s word.
A controlled mentality is prepared for action and is not readily swayed by the wicked mindsets of people around us, nor is it unsettled by any unbiblical and unfriendly perspective.
Set your mind on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Colossians 3:2 (ESV)
We have been elevated to a new existence in Christ, and since we have been fully dressed in Christ’s righteousness, granted the gift of eternal life, dressed up with every spiritual blessing, and seated with Christ in heavenly realms by God’s grace.
We are called to focus our hearts and minds on the realities of heaven, under which Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
It is for this purpose that we are commanded to focus our attention on things above and not to be affected by things on earth. We are to live through believing in Jesus rather than our ability.
We are also to find our strength in Christ, recognizing that we shall face hardship in this world, but Christ has defeated the world and has given us a wonderful treasure.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17(ESV)
Everyone who believes is born again and clothed in Christ’s full righteousness.
Old things have passed away, and we have been transformed into a new creatures, born into God’s family, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Things of the past have passed away. The old life has been replaced by the new, and through faith, we have been transformed into new creatures with a high destiny and a wonderful inheritance.
We are placed with Him in heavenly regions and have been made equal beneficiaries with HIM.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good,
To delight in hope is to have the firm knowledge that God’s Word is true and reliable, knowing that our hope of glory is preserved for us in heavenly regions for the endless ages to come.
Knowing and accepting that we shall experience affliction in this life, yet nonetheless waiting patiently through it without complaining, is what it means to be patient in adversity.
Constant prayer means acknowledging that one of the main tools in the spiritual battle that all Christians are involved in is prayer.
As God’s saints, we should all continuously elevate our hearts and voices in thanksgiving, adoration, and intercession to the Lord.