I wrote How to Grow for one simple reason: I want to help you understand how to grow so that you can enjoy God and make an eternal difference in the lives of others.
I think my favorite part of the book is the last chapter, because it’s there that I unpack the real reason I wrote this book. I don’t want you to grow just for your own sake. I want you to grow so that you can make a difference in the lives of others. Your life matters!
In that chapter I write:
Your life matters. Your imperfect, routine, struggle-filled life is a gift. As you do ordinary things over a long period of time and grow in your obedience to God, your life will change the lives of others. If you’re worried that you’re too imperfect and broken, then under- stand that God will likely use your imperfections and brokenness more than your strengths. God isn’t lacking in the perfection department; He doesn’t need our perfection to help Him out. Instead, He uses our imperfect pursuit of His perfection as an example for others. As others watch you follow Him in your broken life, they’ll learn how to follow Him in their broken lives too.
This book is my best attempt at taking a big subject and translating it into something that anyone can use to grow and make a difference in the lives of others.
So please check out the book. Read it yourself, and if you like it, then please consider sharing it with others.
My goal is your growth, and as side-effects, greater joy and deeper impact. May God use this book for his glory!