Devotional: A Congruent Life

If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life...But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom.... For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. But the wisdom from above is...pure.... peace loving, ... full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds... it is always sincere.

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"Choose to live a congruent life, where reputation (what you show yourself to be) and what you desire to be matches who you really are becoming." Julia A'bell

"We cannot allow our personality type to limit or rule us; regardless of personality, we are to exercise the fruit of the Spirit." Julia A'bell

"It is who we really are that will lead people to Jesus." Julia A'bell


In aiming to be proper in front of people, I must remember to remain authentic. There is to be no pretense nor shame in my failings. Furthermore, in remaining authentic, I must strive for continual transformation and growth. My personality is never to be an excuse for the sins I struggle to overcome. God expects me to bear the fruit of the Spirit and He has enabled me to do so.

Today I pray for Spirit-led changes to take place in my life.

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