Reference: Acts 6:1-7

Acts 6:1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Notice the timing of today’s complaint was at the time when the number of disciples were ‘increasing’. That is relevant to our discussion because it wasn’t that this issue was not existent at the start, only that it became more profound when the number of disciples expanded.

It is almost as though with experience, one is expected to be able to tackle tougher challenges and take on harder assignments. Thus, it becomes a matter of proportion where the quantity and complexity of the challenges we encounter are often proportionate to the level of rising we attain.

Therefore, the person or persons who fail to acknowledge this proportional rise are likely to find themselves overwhelmed when the challenges they face no longer correspond to their previous level. This is because challenges are proportionate to rising.

So beloved, tune your mind to continuous growth so you also rise to meet the increasing complexity of challenges as the Apostles did in today’s text resulting in the continual growth of the church.


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