Romans 8:28, 29 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.”
God wants you to grow and become a mature believer. He never intended you to stay in a perpetual state of infancy. However, spiritual growth is not automatic. It takes commitment, putting forth the effort, and persisting to grow. God is more concerned with how strong you grow than how fast you get there. Why does it seem to take so long to mature in your faith?
People can be slow in their ability to grasp difficult lessons. You may find yourself in the same situation dozens of times before the eureka moment when you say, “I finally understand this!” Also, there are many things you have been taught in life that just doesn’t hold true. The reality of unlearning certain things takes time. Then facing the truth about yourself can be scary. Looking in the spiritual mirror often reveals things that can be painful and challenging to correct. It is impossible to grow without change. Most people do not like change.
As you experience “becoming more like Christ” don’t grow weary in the journey. Remember this takes time. It is not going to happen over night. It took Noah 120 years to build the ark and the snail came aboard through tremendous perseverance.
Habakkuk 2:3 “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
Reflect on where you were when you started this walk with Christ and how far you have already come.
Q4U: God is calling. Do you understand what He is saying?