The biggest issue facing the church today is one of immaturity. Although new Christians are still spiritually immature, they are not to stay that way. In the body of Christ, growth will not occur until the spiritual leaders reach a point of maturity so that they can teach the Word to others. God wants to bless us, but He needs for us to develop and mature, first, for that to happen. Signs of spiritual maturity include an ability and a willingness to forgive others and love them unconditionally; too many saved Christians have not yet reached that point. This is an impossible goal for us unless we rely on the Holy Spirit to work in us, change us, and make us more like God. Focusing only on Jesus, who is grace, matures us.