Maturity is a word that has many meanings for people. Some see it as reaching a certain age. Others believe it is achieved when career life begins. Defining the term “mature” in the flesh depends on worldly objectives, but there is a type of growth that is often more essential than the man-kind process.
A spiritual maturity is of up-most importance to becoming a complete Christian. Being a child of God without growing will bring on frustration-when the need arises to stand strong in the face of adversity. Flourishing in God’s word enables everyone to carry about their daily duties with knowledge that following the teachings of Jesus will result in everything working out to the better of the situation.
1 Peter 2:1-3 (KJV) “ Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking’s,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. “
The first step toward growing mature in Christ is taking in God’s word, not just reading the bible but whole-heartily studying the verses, finding the real meaning of each. The definition that Jesus means for us to follow isn’t always man’s explanation.
James 1:3-5 3. Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
When God’s word plants knowledge in the hearts of people, maturity begins, the spiritual walk, alone the path of wisdom becomes a natural process. In order to move forward patience must be applied, remembering what God expects of his people. A mature child of God never gives into childish actions but understands that everyone is different and through prayer, anyone can become complete in God.