I’ve been working on getting my new fish tank in my office established. As you can see from the picture, it is still a little cloudy. I’m learning that there is a lot that goes into a saltwater fish tank. The amount of bacteria matters. So does the nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, and ph level. Of course the temperature matters. Not to mention you need compatible fish. I feel a little like I’m in over my head.
In the same way, Christians need the right conditions to grow. Sometimes the conditions are harsh, which actually leads to deeper intimacy with Christ. At other times, the right variables for growth are consistent church attendance and mentorship. God is working in our lives to grow us and produce healthy disciples. God knows what he is doing! He knows just the right conditions for growth. Trust Him today.