Someone once said “There’s no shorter way to the top of a tree than to start from its bottom”. This assertion rightly fit into growing to maturity.
Growing to maturity involves process and guidelines which must be followed to the letter in order to have the desired result. In growing to maturity, the protocols cannot be broken.
The processes may not be appealing or comfortable yet they are part of the huddles that must be crossed.
God so much desire that we grow as every parents does for their children, no wonder He chasten a set of people that when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat (Hebrews 5:12).
God’s measuring scale for maturity is how strong we are growing while we worry about how fast we grow. We are worried about how far we have gone but God is concerned about how well we are moving.
God’s standard for our growth stands and cannot be compromised.
He wants us to be strong enough to withstand any circumstance that comes our way because He will never produce an half-baked or unturned cake. He doesn’t hesitate to drive us through various experience to make and not mar us.
Therefore, we must not jump the maturity process, that might be dangerous. Notice that when you try to ripen a fruit quickly, it loses its flavour and shelve life.
Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Job, even Jesus never jump the queue in growing to maturity.
Here is the price for growing into maturity “…all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come (Job 14:14).