Self- development is taking steps to better him or her-self such as by learning new skills or overcoming bad habits.
We are living in a time of high technology and there continue to be a need for self-development if we are to keep up on our jobs, in the church, and with our friends. Texting for instance has become the new way to communicate. No texts then no conversation; hardly ever does anyone pick up the phone and call one another.
While it is commendable to learn texting or other technological skills many times we forget about self-development to be better individuals in society and in the eyes of God. Like there are new innovative ways to learn technology then God is allowing individuals to write books and sing songs to help us to be provoked to move into a more positive direction. The Bible will always be the ultimate SOURCE however God uses the talents of His people to provide resources to help us to be all we can be.
We pay top dollars for gadgets for our entertainment and the gadgets continue to change and become more and more expensive. How do I know I have some of them myself. Nevertheless, I never lose sight of the importance of self-development in other areas in my life and the charge, that as I am strengthened, I am to help my sisters and brothers.
Today, I want to challenge my sisters and brothers to devote some time in reading. Why? Because reading seems to be coming a lost art. I know that there are some areas that each of us can benefit from the talents of God’s people. I personally love to read. Will you invest today in a book to read to a child or a self-help book to help someone else or yourself? Time is winding up and we need to be getting ready to know how to withstand the storms of life so why don’t you and I start today. I am just saying!