Until we all… become mature.Ephesians 4:13 NIV
Birth and growth are different processes, both naturally and spiritually. There’s a big difference between being saved, and being whole. One happens instantly, the other is the work of a lifetime. When God saves you, your spirit is immediately changed, but your emotions, your appetites, and your attitudes still need working on. In each of us there are things that need to be healed, and until they are, we struggle with them. What are those areas in your life? Are you dealing with them?
Those who comment on your actions, “you call yourself a Christian?” forget that falling down is just a part of learning to walk. You can know what to do, yet struggle to do it.
Sin is not necessarily the problem; sometimes it’s how we medicate the problem. For example, we go out looking for intimacy and end up with sex, or go out looking for peace and come home with alcohol. And all the while our real needs are never addressed.
The answer cannot be found in people or things, it can only be found in a relationship with God! Real peace comes when you turn to Him in your weakness and allow Him to do for you what nobody else can. Only He can regenerate your spirit. Only He can satisfy your emotions. Only He can bring you to the place of maturity and wholeness. Why don’t you come to Him today?