Progress Requires Sacrifice

We cannot move forward without letting go. What we let go of is varied: it could be relationships, desires, sins and bad habits, or other things. Do you want to make progress in your race and move forward into a better future? Then you must learn to let go. No progress can be made without sacrifice. Once you have sacrificed, then your progress will come.

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  • Progress requires letting go of unhealthy relationships and those that are critical of us.
  • Progress requires letting go of unhealthy habits that don’t allow us to grow spiritually or physically.
  • Progress requires changing thought processes that are negative and self-demeaning.
  • Progress requires making decisions that some people will not understand.
  • Progress requires saying “no” to some goods in order to say “yes” to the best good at that time of your life.
  • Progress requires holding back from buying “wants” in order to better provide for needs and secure a stable financial future.
  • Progress requires waiting and growing in the present moment in order to receive a future, long-awaited blessing.
  • Progress requires total faith in Jesus Christ and His plans and promises for you.

What is it that you need to let go of in order to be free and make progress?

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”~Philippians 3:14

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3 thoughts on “Progress Requires Sacrifice”

  1. I love this!!!! You have such a good point here. I think it can be so easy to get frustrated with how little we may seem to be growing or improving in areas…when really, many times we don’t open ourselves up to the necessity of sacrificing and letting go of habits, attitudes, or practices. This is a great self-examination to think through. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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