AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN MATURITY is a steadfastness that we attain not by denial. It is a quality that, like any other kind of maturity, accrues with age, hard work, and a lot of bruising experience. It is the ability to redirect our thoughts beyond immediate woes in order to realize the spiritual growth that results from tests of faith.
—John R. Wimmer
Blessed Endurance: Moving Beyond Despair to Hope
From page 41 of Blessed Endurance: Moving Beyond Despair to Hope by John R. Wimmer. Copyright © 2017 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.
—James 1:4, NRSV
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