Maturing spiritually is something all Christians should aspire to. We mature not because of the number of years we have gone to church, or even how long ago we were saved; maturity requires having a personal relationship with Christ. God accepts us right where we are, imperfections and all, and promises to perfect us when He is living in us. This does not mean being perfect, but gradually growing in maturity because of His influence; our union with Him is what matures us. Christ’s nature is love; when He is working in us, He enables us to share that same love with others. This involves setting aside our own interests and putting God’s interests first. We mature spiritually when our characteristics are made more like Jesus in every way.