Ephesians 4:13 (NET)
until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God – a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.
When a child is still a baby, he needs the help of other adults in order for him to survive, but as the child grows older and older, he will get to the point where he would now be able to take care of himself and would no longer need to depend on the help of an adult to survive. He would now be able to feed himself without being fed, etc.
Very recent converts usually need the help of disciplers to grow. They usually need other mature believers to guide them in the way of the Lord so that they would abide and not fall away. But as the believer becomes more and more spiritually mature, he gets to the point where he no longer needs that nursing help of the older believer but can now continue to grow by himself. Unfortunately, this is the point where many believers stop growing. They are no more exactly spiritual babes, but they are not quite mature.
This is the stage of the believer’s life when he begins to become aware of specific assignments and callings of God upon his life. It is usually the time he is expected to build capacity for ministry and spiritual fruitfulness. But many get to this point and stop growing because they feel they have already arrived. This is manifested in the way they no longer crave the word of God. They no longer read spiritual books and they wane in other things they used to do to help them grow spiritually.
Go into today remembering that spiritual growth is truncated when you begin to believe that you have arrived.
-Pastor SD Abraham
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