Spiritual maturity, the quality of thinking and behaving in a sensible adult manner towards the things of the spirit is a fundamental moral fiber in the life of a believer. But he question is, how many believers are spiritually matured?
One can be matured in his reasoning, age, academic prowess without understanding the things of the spirit. So, spiritual maturity is far beyond the number of days you have spent on earth, is about how too well you know, understand, believe and observe circumspectly, the things of God. The bible says, a carnally minded person cannot understand the things of the spirit.
One of the things that make you spiritually matured is your ability to remain resolute and unyielding to fear of the weir of the Devil. In the case of Saul and David in the book of Samuel, though Saul was a king while David was still a bush boy, David was more matured; he understood the things of the spirit better.
David as a little boy was able to remove the reproach that has lasted for a long time from his people. The bible recorded that a giant called Goliath would always rise up every morning to intimidate the Israelites. But a little boy called David refused to be intimidated. He was not moved by the size of the giant but he focused on the size and power of Jesus, why because though he was a little boy, his spiritual maturity was the motivating factor behind his monumental and historic triumph over Goliath. 1 Samuel 17:1-50.
Psychologically, David would have been demoralized, but he stood tall through the word of God. 1Samuel 17:46, this day, the lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day, I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is God in Israel
In spite of the fact that Saul later strived to kill David, David never revenged; no wonder the bible says, it only takes a spiritually minded person to understand the things of the spirit. 1 Samuel 24:5, now, it happened afterward that David’s heart troubled him because he had cut Saul’s robe and he said to his men, “the lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the lord’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of God.
The skills that David acquired while tendng his father’s animals in the bush boosted his courage. So, whatever you are going through today is the special training God is giving you and it is for a purpose. Your past experiences will always serve as a tonic or pedestal in propelling you towards your future exploit or major breakthroughs, this is the reason why God sometimes allow crises. Therefore, always recount or recollect God given experiences in order to overcome in every sphere of life. When God finishes with you, you will become a resource person because your experience would always speak for you.
Also, God sometimes allows you go through some rough edges in order to test your faith, the level of your spiritual maturity and to put the devil to shame. Job 2:3-7; Proverb 3:11-12; Revelation 3:19; Hebrew 12:5-12; Nehemiah 9: 33; Psalm 199:75.