I decided to repost this content because maturity it’s a really important thing for us, who decided to trust God in every step of our lives!
I hope you enjoy it and feel inspired to grow!
“It has been a year since I got back to my hometown and I am living with my family again.
I have to be honest, it’s not easy live with your family as an adult, who used to live by herself. But after I came back from Nepal, where I went for a missionary trip, I had to do it, cause I spent all my savings in that trip.
When I got back, I thought my process of waiting until the next step, would last only a few months, but I was wrong! I did not realize what God wanted to do in my life and through it.
I had too much things “unresolved” inside my heart, a lot of wounds from my past, that I had to face to be healed, and that would involve my family. So, as you can probably imagine, this has been a hard season for me, but also a great and necessary one.
I am learning to depend on God only, in every step of the way! And more important: I am learning to be PATIENT!
When we start a journey of partnership with God, we get some glimpses from him about the future, right? What the bible call PROMISES. Everyone has at least one for their life.
However, there is a moment when we start to question ourselves (and God) if it will really happen sometime, cause it’s taking too long. And then, we start to DOUBT OF IT! Cause that is what we, humans, do.
It’s inevitable, you can confirm it on the Bible, where men and women of God also did it.
The bible says “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! ” (Romans 11:33)
That means God has His own ways and time to act in our lives and also in history.
He is above time and space. Because of that, sometimes it seems like He is taking too long to fulfill His promises for us, isn’t it?
Yesterday, I started to read a great book called “Maturity: the access to full inheritance”.
The author, Luciano Subirá, talks about why we need to go through a process of maturity to earn our spiritual inheritance from God! This process of growth takes time and a right attitude, that involves trust and faith in God’s ways for us!
This book came at the right time for me, cause I am on this process of growth.
Everyday I need to learn how to trust in God’s love for me, no matter what happens! I need to remember He is faithfull to acomplish His words about me!
Yesterday, I was confronted by my grandpa about a personal situation. My first reaction was to feel irritated and resented. Not with Him, but with the acusation that other people was making about me!
The funny thing was, that I was very happy a few minutes before, writing about a great experience I had on sunday, the night before, at the service! And then, boom! He dropped that thing on me!
So my first thought was “Wait a minute, they can’t say that! Who do they think they are?” I felt really angry for a moment! Cause the whole thing was pretty ironic for me.
But then, I realized what was happening! I experienced a great move from God at night and, in the next day someone was trying to steal my joy!
The bible says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesinas 6:12
When I looked at the situation with spiritual eyes, I finally understood what was happening. So I just praised the Lord, for making me more mature and able to see it in a different way!
I did not need to get angry or bitter with these people, I just needed to trust God, to fight my battles for me! It was just a retaliation!
I felt so happy, cause for the first time in a while, the enemy did not get my joy and confidence away. I was ready for it!
So, I think this is what we can call maturity: a journey of learning, where at some point, you are secure to trust in God alone, no matter what happens!
You overcame the “complaint season” and now you can finally surrender every struggle to Him and just rest! Cause you know He is taking care of everything!
I’m still walking through this maturity process! But today I just glad, cause I could see clearly how things work behind the natural situations of life, in the spiritual realms. I could fight back, without losing hope!
I hope this personal experience inspire you to trust more and more in God everyday! Because the spiritual maturity is a long walk, with ups and downs, it does not come from one day to the next!
However, if we just trust in the Holy Spirit to guide us, each step will be worth it!”
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19