Mature Christians aren’t those who are good at playing church, but those who are good at recognizing their complete and utter need for God.
That’s where the devotion comes from. The long prayers, the in-depth searching of the Bible. And that is also how humility, of the deepest nature, can exist at the same time.
We’re so good at deluding ourselves into thinking we’ve even the tiniest bit of maturity. By playing church well, doing lots of things, showing up to every event, praying the loudest, always having something to say, we put on the face of maturity.
So let us take off our masks before God, before each other, and before ourselves. Let us acknowledge our struggles and our heart’s cries. And maybe in doing so, we’ll actually begin to realize what it really looks like to live this Christian life.