As believers in Christ, we are given the task of growing in our faith. But it doesn’t happen overnight. Nor does it come automatically. The process of maturity takes time. It requires determination on your part. You must be committed and willing to serve daily. And you must live it; FAITH.
Faith also requires endurance when you are tested. To have genuine faith means to be committed and stay true to God when you’re under attack. Trials are to be expected. But in order to sustain, faith means to be confident in God’s protection. Trials deepen our faith and builds character. “Endurance builds character and leads to victory.”
To know you’ve reached maturity in your faith is to notice change. Noticing your actions and the manner in which you handle things. You are no longer easily moved, swayed, or shaken by worldly temptations. You respond differently to conflict and confrontation. Humility becomes your greatest asset. There is no more pride. You desire more of the things of God inside.
Spiritual growth is essential. It brings true faith. Faith holds the key. It strengthens when you live spiritually. Stay true to God. Follow his commands. Be obedient. His Word will stand. Don’t forsake him. He won’t forsake you. Seek God first in all you do. Work to build character.
Last but not least, pray for endurance. Talk to God in prayer. Have wisdom. Listen for that small whisper, that small voice from Him. God will strength your heart from within. —JD
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18