"Maturity could be labeled as self-control. The ability to stop and assess a situation before acting on it. The knowledge that God will always have the correct answer, so before heading into anything, ask Him what to do before you take action. The fact of life is sometimes things happen to us so quickly that we don't have time to stop and dwell and seek God - this is where, if you have spent the time in His word and daily seeking Him, He guides you through it."
Bob Mumford, author of Agape Road, wrote that Spiritual Maturity can be determined by the ability to stop or start any activity. On so many levels God has blessed me with this gift and He continues to show me more ways I need to lean into Him for self control. Much of the struggles in our economy can be summed up in this one principle: stop or start in God's timing and calling.
Scott goes on to share:
Speaking on maturity, I'm not sure I can discern spiritual maturity in others. Or maybe it's that I don't try.
I have to agree with Scott on working with other Christians, I need to be mindful of their maturity. Many times expectations of leaders are probably not in line with the maturity of their team members. Even Paul realized a "baby" accustomed to "milk" cannot suddenly begin to chew a steak.
As we work together may we operate in mercy with "babies" in Christ as we hope others over us will not overwhelm us beyond our spiritual maturity.
May God show us all what He wants us to know about maturity in our Christian walk.