Mature in Christ
The apostles, Paul writes, are proclaiming Jesus - and in so doing is helping to mature believers in Christ. This means we can also be immature in Christ.
We've all been around immature people. Leaving spirituality aside, immature people are like nails on a chalk board. Immature Christians are worse. They are like giving slap-happy toddlers spiked bats. In their excitement, they beat everyone with the Truth - unknowingly driving people away; hurting more than helping.
The process of maturing in Christ takes time and commitment. Our commitment is to seek and gain wisdom, which we know that respecting the Lord is the beginning of that adventure (Proverbs 9:10). It takes time because there's layers of hurt, rebellion, and misunderstanding that God has to strip away as He renews us daily, through the Holy Spirit, as we spend time with Him.
Make it personal
Do you want to mature spiritually?
Spiritual maturity can be measured by how quickly we obey what God tells us to do something. Using this measurement how mature are you?
What wound, rebellion, or thought is holding you back from growing spiritually?