Spiritual growth is the process of loosening the grasp on this world and clinging to Jesus for our strength, guidance and hope. It carries the fear of ceding our control and taking a hold of something which our eyes cannot see. We must never underestimate the struggle and inherent fear involved in such a transition. However, Christ can allay our fears as faith steels our resolve and commitment.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'” (John 14:6). And, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
The hesitancy of the human spirit to accomplish these goals is the main reason why so few people will be saved (Matthew 7:13-14). They simply cannot submit to such a challenge. It is such a pity that they cannot place Christ on the throne of their hearts and find the true meaning of peace (Philippians 4:7).