I think at one time or another we have all looked at someone else and thought that we were more spiritually mature than the other person. I know I’ve done it…too many times. But then I usually sense God speaking to my spirit and saying that we are not all on the same scope of learning and that we each have our area of difficulty. Of course, I usually huff and puff because I know He’s right and then I repent. Something else that I have dealt with is that I have found too many people saying, myself included, things like, “well that wasn’t the Christian thing to do.”
Where do we get this stuff from? Is it our uncontrollable urge to feel better than others? Is it simply our judgmental angst? We tend to judge others based on their actions but we judge ourselves based on our intentions. Perhaps we just don’t know what in the world we are really talking about. I think that’s it.
Maybe we should change that.
I have an assignment for you. It’s simple. Define “spiritual maturity” and tell me what makes a person a Christian. You can answer either or both but I really want to see what God reveals to us through this. Make sure you ask Him to speak to your heart and give you some revelation about it. This is not a trick question and there are no right or wrong answers. This is a "find out what is in your heart" activity. This is an area that, in my opinion, we girls really need to overcome. It’s hard to unite as one cohesive unit (the body of Christ) when we all think we are more of a key player, or less of a key player, than most of the others we are uniting with.
There are many scriptures that teach us about spiritual maturity: 1 Corinthians 3, Hebrews 5:11-14, and Ephesians 4:12-16. The thing is... do we believe it? Do we believe that we are all spiritually immature?
Learning is a process and the Bible clearly states here that until we are one with Christ we will not be perfect or mature. Ephesians 4:12-16 addresses maturity as perfection which is something we will not be on this earth. So we are all still progressing… maturing. Oh this has so many implications that I want to just shout about it. I hear so many women say they aren't ready or "I'm just not there yet."
None of us are!
Tell me what God speaks to your heart…