I believe that God is looking (as he always has been) for believers who are willing to allow Him to mature them, who will move from ‘sonship’ to mature sonship. (Sonship is gender blind in this context and applies equally to all). The big challenge for many Christians is that God’s definition of maturity and theirs differ significantly. Just read the Beatitudes and see how many of those things Jesus said contradict what many of us chased for years.
In Romans 8:14 we read that “the mature children of God (and only they) are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit”.
It’s not about status, position, power, ministry, personality or achievements – really it’s absolutely not!
Do your goals and lifestyle align with this? How are you progressing in the fruit of the Spirit, as these are significant marks of maturity?
The more you grow in wisdom, kindness, discernment and love, the more you realise how little you truly perceive and how often you have misrepresented the Lord through ignorance of Him (this is a relational knowing and not to be confused with ignorance of the Bible).
Humility and vulnerability are constant companions and there is repeated surgery by Holy Spirit to remove all religion, pride, ego and people-pleasing. Knowing the surgeon loves you helps ease the pain in my experience. The whole of our world is crying out for the ‘mature sons of God’ to be revealed and Father invites you to be one of them.
Are you open to Him for this journey?
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