As the patriarch Jacob was blessing the sons of Joseph who were born to him in Egypt, his final words in Genesis 48:16 were, "...May they grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth."
As these two grandsons of Jacob grew, I imagine the words which continued to ring in their ears were. "...grow into a multitude..." Jacob gave purpose & direction to their growth. If while they were maturing, they were not "growing into" something they would know they weren't growing properly.
As sons and daughters who were born into a metaphorical Egypt, we need to answer two questions:
- As we go in God, are we growing in God?
- If we are growing in God, into what are we growing?
May the promises of blessing found in scripture guide you into the purpose of your creation. Live right, live well...