On Becoming The New You

“It is God who works in you to will and to do of God’s good pleasure. ”

It is said that for almost 100 years, a huge piece of flawed Carrara marble lay in the courtyard of a cathedral in Florence, Italy. Then, in 1501, a young sculptor was asked to do something with it. He measured the block and noted its imperfections. In his mind, he envisioned a young shepherd boy.

For 3 years, he chiseled and shaped the marble skillfully. Finally, when the 18-foot towering figure of David was unveiled, his student exclaimed to Michelangelo, “Master, it lacks only one thing—speech!”

God’s eyes penetrates our outward demeanor and looks into the new nature God created in us at our salvation.  God’s Word exposes our new nature to the mind of God, God’s intention for our lives. Our new nature feasts on God’s Word causing us to  begin to desire what God desires for us. Then as we are transformed by the Word, God’s Holy Spirit chisels at our old nature until we are set free; we change and we become who God created us to be. It is called sanctification;  often painful, yet quite rewarding.

For the believer, resistance is futile.  During this Lenten Season,  let’s allow God’s masterpiece to come forth. Let us grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Published by Earl J. Griffin, Sr.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. For over 40 years, my tract record as a proven leader has been exemplary both in the United States Army and as a Pastor in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Mentor, and Speaker, I use this expertise and experience to help leaders grow to their full potential. Coupled with my John Maxwell Certification is my Master of Science degree in Leadership Development, from Walden University. I am uniquely skilled at helping corporate leaders in the areas of human resources development programs, middle and executive leader development programs, and mentoring practices within the workplace. Both my professional time as an Organizational Development Specialist within the United States Army and my tenure as Senior Pastor within my church help me assist leaders in resolving the ethical dilemmas of leadership and developing the cultural skills necessary to lead in diverse multi-cultural organizations. Let's develop a sustainable relationship that benefits both your organization and that helps you achieve your personal leadership goals.

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