“Are you growing in your faith?” my pastor asked the congregation. “Are you actually moving forward in your walk with Christ?”
He paused, giving the crowd a chance to reflect on their own lives, and I frowned.
What does that even mean? I wondered. My mind spun and I found it impossible to refocus on what was being said from the pulpit. I know my pastor finished his sermon that Sunday morning, but truthfully I do not remember any of it. I was still stuck on his question. How was I supposed to know if I was growing in my faith? How could I measure that?
I found myself pondering these questions for months afterward, asking the same question one hundred different ways, but I was still unsatisfied with what I had found. I wanted a way to really measure my growth in my walk with Jesus and had found none.
Finally, during a Bible study on the Gospel of Matthew, I found my answer.