I have learned that the secret of being content is to ask God for what I want and to rest in the knowledge that if it is right, He will bring it to pass at the right time (His time). If it is not right, He will do something much better than what I asked for (His time).
When a person gets to the point where they are desperate (had enough, end of self, full surrender), then they will get serious about their relationship with Jesus.
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Spiritual maturity is learning to LOVE GOD more than my sin. The measure of spiritual maturity is how often I put others before myself. Do I think of ways to be a blessing to others? Do I ask that question on purpose so that I can be mindful of it? Focusing on pleasing the Lord by serving others is what brings the Lord pleasure and then a celebration takes place in heaven. May it be so!