We all want to grow, change, and be fruitful. Regardless of culture, gender, and race and across the whole course of human history we see this drive. They call this the Indomitable Human Spirit. Sure, sometimes we are so busy (or frantic, exhausted, or distracted) that we don’t consciously think about the change and fruit that we are tirelessly working for, but we are still working for it. This drive and desire are so much a part of what it means to be human that Depression is the name we give for the mental and physical illness when it is absent or broken, i.e., the indomitable human spirit is the norm.
But how do we grow and change? Big question! And one that’s the topic of billions of books, sermon, and TED Talks. It’s also the topic of much of God’s Word, including Galatians 5:13-26 – our text for this Sunday and next week in our Daily Worship Devotions.