Why Should You Grow to Your Fullest?

I have come that they may have life and have it to the full -John 10:10

Each year, when spring comes after a long, cold, and boring winter, the grass turns green, and plants are coming alive with glorious blossoms. The Maker commands his angels, the warm sunshine and the mild breeze to the sleeping earth to expel the winter cold. Night after night, the angels whisper gently to all the lives sleeping under the earth. “Wake up, wake up! Get up and show your beauty to the world!” In response to the calling, one plant follows another, and the whole earth wakes up. They crown the world with color and beauty. The birds are attracted by the floating fragrance from flowers. They fly back with joyful chirps. Even plants start their journey to their fullness in responding to the calling from the spring. As humans, we should start our life journey to the fullest in response to God’s calling.


Listen to his gentle voice, “I have come that they (you) may have life and have it to the full” (John 10:10). You should grow to your fullest because


1. You are called to grow to your fullest

And the calling from our Maker is as gentle and powerful as the calling from a spring. Not only has the Maker called us but also He has shown us the way. He said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)


The fullest life is in and from God, our Father in heaven and Jesus is the way. To achieve your fullest in life, you have to follow Jesus. He is the way, the leader, the author and the initiator of life, and the perfecter, and He defines the size of life’s fullness. He called us to fulfill life’s mission by using the talents He has stored in us. We have to respond to His calling to realize our fullness.


No matter how others see you, but you are wonderfully made by God. King David said, “I will praise You because I have been fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14)


In the post, what is a fullest life, we talked three qualities of a fullest life, it

1) lives out its purpose in the full extent designed by God

2) is not limited by time and space and it multiplies and lasts forever

3) lives in the full harmony of truth, kindness and beauty

The three qualities set you in heaven while you are on earth, the second reason to grow to your fullest.


2. You enjoy a life in heaven on the earth

No matter what chaos you face, you can be far beyond where you are and who you are in man’s eyes, you are more than what you own. Physically you are in the world and face all kinds of problems that can grab your peace away so you have thousands of reasons to whine and give up. However, when you lift your eyes on God and set your mind in heaven, where there is no sin, neither death; where you can enjoy unlimited richness – genuine love, fulfilled hope and overflowing joy; where you have the full harmony of all relationships that are built on truth, kindness and beauty. Nothing on earth can take away your inner peace as you have something bigger, stronger, richer and brighter inside than anything in the world. Nothing from the world can stop you shine.


Suzan is a jovial lady – she lights up everywhere she goes with her shining smile. She can be easily grateful and praise God for everything. When people meet her, they are warmly welcomed and loved by her. However her life is not easy instead it has been very hard. She lost her husband in a tragic; her son was murdered so she raised her grandchildren alone. And she suffered severe illness. She has been in the pit of despair. And then, Jesus lifted her out. Now she lives in heaven while on earth.


Paul wrote in Romans 8:27-39, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


In the second post, we discussed four positive signs people who live out their fullest selves show, they

1) have pleasing characters

2) are passionate about living out each day with purpose, meaning and mission

3) are attractive and they are bright and rich inside and they bring light to the world and enrich the world

4) multiply and bear fruits by passing their wisdom and life lessons to others and help others reach to their fullest.

The four signs show


3. You expand the kingdom of heaven in you on earth

This is the third reason for you to grow to your fullest.


One day, a hospital was crowded with serious Covid19 patients who need ventilators that are in short. When finally, a ventilator was brought in, an old lady and a young man was waiting for it. Who should use it? This is a choice between life and death. However, the old lady made the decision firmly and said, “I do not need it as I have lived a good life already. Please give it to the young man. He has a better life ahead.” The lady quietly left the world and the young man was healed. Later the man found out the lady, who gave her life to him, was a loyal follower of Jesus and many believed in God because of her, so did the young man.


You have the treasure – the heaven in you. Like the old lady, you do not consume it instead you spread its fragrance out on the world, you bring its light to the people in the darkness, you produce sweet fruits and share with others so you help more people live out their inner beauty and richness. More people believe in God and live in heaven on earth because of you. Not only do you gain the heaven but also you invest in the heaven.


In summary, why should you grow to your fullest?

1. You are called to grow to your fullest

2. You enjoy a life in heaven on the earth

3. You expand the heaven on earth by bringing others into it


Last week, the area was hit by tornado. Many areas got severe damages - some lost powers for days, houses were flooded, trees fell and schools building were destroyed. My flower plants in the yard fell and were broken. In life, we constantly experience unexpected storms. When you live a fullest life, you can live beyond the life on earth and overcome any adversaries with a powerful God in you. You enjoy the life to the full, you glorify God and benefit people around you.


Knowing that you are called to live to the full, you are wonderfully made and you are a sleeping giant in a seed planted by God so wake up and respond to His calling. Get ready to go on a journey to your fullest!


Now we finished the three series of what is about Grow to Your Fullest.

Next I will start to share with you the series about how to grow to your fullest. It includes four steps and each step will have a series of sub steps.

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