“Spiritual maturity is not about 'what you do,' but about 'who you become.' Its essence is found as you conform yourself to the character of God...

The essence of spiritual maturity does not relate to knowledge you gain or skills you acquire. Our goal, as believers in Christ, is not to learn or to do things. Rather it is to become the kind of person whose character imitates God.

Granted, in order to work on this goal we must gain knowledge and do actions. But those are only steps in the process of achieving the real goal – conforming yourself to the character of God. Your spiritual maturity will advance only to the degree you understand and work toward this end."

- Excerpt From: Davis, Freddy. “Spiritual Maturity Handbook.”