All of us should have the desire to want to grow in our faith. How can we tell if we are moving towards spiritual maturity? There are a few signs to let you know that you are growing.
We become more aware of our sinfulness and our weaknesses. When we identify and acknowledge these shortcomings, we know we are growing and our spiritual fruit is evident.
Secondly, we respond to sin with quick repentance. Failure to deal with sin is rebellion. Growing believers turn away from that which is wrong and embrace righteousness. As we see the positive results of immediate repentance, our desire to obey intensifies and the attraction and grip of sin lessens.
The last way we may see growth is when we recognize the potential benefit of struggles. Sometimes struggles can be the believer’s weight room. Faith is often developed through hardship. We will see maturity in our relationship with God when we view trials and temptations as opportunities for growth.
Spending time in the word and prayer is an obvious way to grow and get closer to Jesus. Remember, those who wait on God and trust in Him, He acts in their behalf. (Isa. 64:4)