My passion is to pursue wisdom and to share it with others. Sometimes I really think I have found something profoundly significant & essential. I believe my destiny is to disciple the nations and to impact culture on a global scale. I know it sounds pretty pretentious and I should probably never assume such a role, but I want to be obedient to the spirit of God who inspires and enlightens us.
Take this image for instance. What does it mean to be WISE – to be a NESTOR?
If you look at all the attributes & virtues that a person can acquire then where do you fit in the scope of all things? Do you lean to the left or bottom right? Spiritual maturity is to be centred in the spirit of Christ. So what does that look like?
The big philosophical questions in life are presented as opposite poles in this graph according to the Myers Briggs paradigm. Preferred human behaviour tends to repeat itself in people like any other addiction. We start to identify ourselves with the needs, the wants and the musts that we crave. Personality profiles are a great tool to detect our most dominant and silly tendencies. Once you identify unhealthy or immature patterns, you can detach your self and break destructive cycles.
It takes a lot of humility and courage to admit that you got stuck in some sort of personality distortion, but the only way out is to recognize that the point of gravity is what we call perfect & HOLY. Jesus came to portray the image of God. His character and nature reflect out Father. When we worship Him, we delight ourself and desire to one day become Christ-like. No matter from which angle you approach the throne of God. He IS the center. If your religion is not helping you to be Christ centred, then you have been let astray.
Now, the real question is… How do we grow, move and mature to be most spiritual? First of all, the Grace & Mercy of God has the power to break any addiction from sin. Sin is another word for being off target and living off centre. Join to the club! Second, you will need to take a step towards the LIGHT in order to experience Him. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. You will encounter Him on the way. For some it means being BOLD & FIRM. For others it means being MILD & CALM.
Jesus is the perfect image bearer of what it looks like to be fully human and divine. The moment you accept that in faith, you will become more like Him as you choose to live in accordance to His will, His nature, His perfect love and profound wisdom.