Most professing Christians never grow up to maturity, they never become disciples, followers of Jesus Christ. They are spiritual babies and they remain babies until they either die or they fail. They fall away because they never grew into men, mature followers of Jesus Christ. Even those who are born again very seldom become grown mature children of God. Most of then stay with the first principles of repentance, deliverance ,and learning the first principles of the faith. Many of them and never get past those first principles. Many of them never repent, others are never baptized in water, and most of them are never baptized in the Holy Spirit, so very few of them ever come to the point where they follow the voice of Jesus Christ, and they become mature disciples of Jesus.
If we do not grow to maturity in Christ and become followers of Jesus, who are led by the Holy Spirit, not by every whiff or every wind of teaching and learning, running after people; if we do not get to the point where we walk with Jesus in confidence in Him, trusting Him, being faithful to Him, doing His will, then we will not survive dear friends. It is time to grow up in our walk with Jesus, not just to be believers who fool ourselves. Many only know Bible verses, they are religious, and they repeat the same teachings over and over again, they run after the teachings of other people they run after the prophecies of other people, but they themselves have no relationship with Jesus. They are spiritual babes, and when the trials of life come they fall over they fall away, they backslide, they fail, they never become men in Christ. Iit’s time to grow up dear friend, or else you will not make it into the kingdom of heaven.
We have to grow up and become fully fledged children of God, born again men and women of God, who follow Jesus Christ every day, listen to His voice, who are not deterred by every new teaching or every new revelation from somebody. If you know Jesus Christ you’re not deterred by anything. You listen to Him and you follow Him. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the sons of God, they are disciples of Jesus Christ, they are the Warriors of God, who do the will of God.
It’s time to grow up, it’s time to get serious with Jesus, and to start walking with Him or else you will perish on the road. Only those who endure with Jesus until the very end, only they will win the prize of eternal life; only they will enter the kingdom of heaven. Are you a spiritual babe or have you grown to maturity? Are you following the Master? It is time to grow up.
May Jesus bless you.