When i received salvation eight years ago, i was not discipled. I received discipleship mid last year. This opened my mind further to all the possibilities am entitled to as a child of God.
When a baby is born, its just an infant and cannot do anything by itself. Therefore they have to depend entirely upon their caregiver. As months pass by, they learn to do a few things, especially express their views, by screaming at this stage. I would equate this to being born again. As a baby christian, you need some moulding in your life. You also must play a big part towards maturity by getting into the word which will accelerate your growth. This will enlighten you of your place in Christ.
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6
For some reason unfortunately, many of us christians leave the responsibility of our growth to our pastors, teachers or priests. Worse, we still remain in the ignorance of seeking direction from people. Just as we expect our children to talk to us about every aspect of their lives, especially in teenage hood instead of learning from peers, most of which leads them into trouble. I believe God expects us to confide in Him, seek His lead in each and everything in our lives. And He expects us to mature in christianity with passing time, not forever depending on others for every little thing. Can you imagine how frustrating it can be to have a child of fifteen years of age behaving like a two year old toddler? Must be so taxing to care for them because they cannot even express themselves without screaming.
The same way i imagine God wonders when you have known Him as your personal savior yet five years down the line you are as raw as you were the day you accepted Him. Seeking an intimate relationship with Christ is for your own benefit, so you do not need to be pushed or reminded by anyone.
With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. Proverbs 8:18
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
Purpose to grow in Christ and you will be amazed at His goodness!
Father God, give me the humility to learn your word and nurture an intimate relationship with you. For this is my innermost desire.