Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.— Hebrews 5:13-14
Leadership magazine once ran an article about the curious growth habits of sharks. As the article explains…
“If you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length – eight, twelve, sixteen, or even twenty feet!”
The same can be said of some Christians. Isolated and protected in a self-made bubble, these immature believers live a life free of the challenges, joys, battles, and opportunities that stretch other Christians to their full maturity.
God has plans for you. Maybe you’ve been swimming in the wide ocean for years – serving God and growing in your faith – or maybe you feel like you’re just now diving into the great deep. Either way, there’s no limit to how much you can grow in your faith and how much you can do for God’s Kingdom if you just take the leap.
Pray that God will mature you in your faith as you commit to serve Him today.
Questions for thought
What are some challenging things you could do today that you know would make an impact for God’s Kingdom?
Is there any reason you’re holding back?