Understanding Spiritual Growth!
“Therefore, leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and faith toward God.” Hebrew 6:1.
As believers, we often have several misconceptions about growing spiritually, and if such fantasies are not taken care of, they can form wrong ideologies, which may become a template to and for several others. Most times, we need to patiently wait on God to discover the thinnest of His move. When you don’t understand the happenings within and around your life, it’s the time to lay at His presence silently.
As you grow to spiritual maturity, you must unite with what God intends with and for you. First, you must believe that God is working in your life even when you don’t feel it. You don’t have to see everything God does necessarily. There are times He works some things in your life behind the clock, but you will only wake up and see the work done, how it was done, you cannot explain.
2 Peter 1:8 says, “For if you possess these qualities and continue to grow in them, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Spiritual growth is a gradual process; you shouldn’t expect an instant promotion. Take a step at a time. There are seasons in your spiritual life. Sometimes, you will have a short, intense burst of growth, and sometimes you will experience a period of stabilizing and testing. Steadily and with consistency, you will grow to the best version of yourself, whether you know it or not. Those problems, habits, and hurts will be removed and replaced with solutions and spiritual blessings; they will happen step by step.
However, you must keep learning the word of God, continually praying to stay on track, remain in touch, and connected with God. The more you know about God, the better equipped you will be to handle life’s challenges and trust God for anything He’s up to in your life. What he needs you to do is believe, cooperate with him, and follow-through. 2 Peter 3:18 says, “however, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen.”
1. Lord, I thank you for the work of salvation and growth in my life.
2. Lord, strengthen my mind to believe in Your gradual work in me in Jesus’ name. Amen