When you are born again, which is accepting Jesus. You have become a baby in the Spirit, you will have to babble, crawl, walk then eventually run. God says the plans He has for you are to prosper you, give you hope, and a future. However, a baby grows naturally with time, but the spiritual counterpart? Not so much! It has to be intentionally done. You will have to force yourself to grow in the Spirit. While it sounds daunting, you can start with a simple step: Daily devotion.
This is one of the most powerful weapons for growth because the Bible has this amazing ability to Speak back and teach us stuff. As you are learning and applying, much like anything you invest time in, it will grow. Have faith and be bold to accept the changes required for the next step. You will start bearing the fruits of the Spirit displayed in:
Galatians 5: 22: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
Are you not forgiving people? Lying, jealous, envious, impatient, involved in adultery? Those would be some of the first steps you need to take to start your spiritual growth journey. I promise it will be worth it.
Here's what the Bible says about your Blessings being hindered.
Galatians 4:1 " Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had". ( please read the full chapter NLT version).
God has all these blessings stored for us in His storehouses. Much like the father set rules and a time for the child to have access to those blessings, God is waiting on us to replace envy with love, anger with kindness, jealousy with righteousness, as you start developing and changing, you will become a better human being, but the real advantage is that heaven will recognize Jesus in you.
Something interesting will start happening, doors will start opening, your blessings will come through.
You might be saying man, " Why God does not just give me what I want?"
I hear you,
but God is a God of order, you must discipline yourself. Then again, what can you really build in life to last without hard & smart work, plus discipline?
Much like you are chasing money and knowledge, God says chase my kingdom and my righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as a bonus because I know you need them.
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Heavenly Father, I glorify your name and Love you. I am forever grateful for what you have done for my family and me, I repent of my sinful ways and I am asking that you may send your Holy Spirit upon me to Guide my steps towards you. Amen