Spiritual Growth; How To Measure

Imagine your kitchen scale had no weight indicator. Imagine placing something on it to know the weight but there’s no way to tell the weight.

Imagine your car without a speedometer or Your car without a fuel gauge. I have that same ridiculous look on my face when I think of life without a way to measure progress.

Today I want to talk about how you can measure spiritual growth. Listen to this, you first must be Born again (that is born of the word). You heard the gospel of Jesus and believed. You can not be born a Christian, you must have chosen, to believe in Jesus the son of God who came as man, died on the cross for your sins and was raised after three days. He ascended and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father. You must have made a decision to repent of your ways and live for Him. If you’ve not done that, what I have just narrated is the display of the love God has for you and it’s not too early for you to come into His family by surrendering your life in a prayer of repentance (any way you can say it).

Now, how do you measure your growth as a believer? What we call spiritual growth.

I wish I could talk about “Spiritual Life” as we know it. I’d have loved to tell you that I don’t think there’s anything like that. Although for years I fell into the error of asking people “how’s your spiritual life” but I found out that it unconsciously sent a message of demarcation between what we do in fellowship, in our personal closet and how we relate with the world.

Let me give you a scripture to explain to you that there shouldn’t be anything like “spiritual life” which somehow makes you two different people. The Bible says (paraphrasing now) “…when Christ who is your Life” He’s not your spiritual life, He is your LIFE… Colossians 3:4.

So dear reader, How is your life???

Your life is in the market, your life is in school, your life is shopping, your life is evangelising (evangelising is not your spiritual life)... Your life just took a day off to fast and pray, your life will go back to the office after the fasting and prayer, Your life is about to decide which movie to see, Your life is about to pull over to give the other road user a piece of your mind, your life is seated in heaven by the right hand of the Father, your life is applying for a job, your life, your life, your life… Not your spiritual life… Where ever your life is, whatever it is doing, the same sanctity it “puts on” when He is in church is the same sanctity it should have in “other things”. That is when we know it is really your life and not a performance.

I think I should just talk about how to measure spiritual growth next week… For the fun of it, I’ll just leave everything the way it is,unedited… It feels like when a Pastor spends one hour teaching about something different from their note.. Ahahahah.


There’s a reason the word of God encourages us to pray in the secret and our Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. I therefore believe that the evidences of one whose life is Jesus Christ is not seen in the place of prayer but in the places You and I have refused love and live righteously and uphold justice.

This is what we often understand to be our spiritual life.

When you’re asked how’s your spiritual life, your mind goes first to when last you studied your Bible, when last you really prayed and for how long, then you go on to how many messages You’ve listened to, how many hours of tongues then you cap it up with how many fellowship services you’ve missed… Then you say “well my spiritual Life has been struggling lately”.

Indeed friend you might be struggling but that’s not how you measure the growth of the new life you’ve received who is Jesus. That is not how you measure your “spiritual life”

Break out of that mind that separates your office work from the new life which you have received. Bring down that stronghold that makes you live as though academic success is on you but understanding the scripture is on the Holy Spirit. End that lifestyle that keeps the friends that satisfy the craving to discuss scripture and the friends that discuss matters that don’t edify. (PS: I realised that every single conversation of a believer must edify. You don’t have to talk about scriptures but whatever it is you talk about, it must edify your listener.

It is this kind of mind that makes you pray like Elijah but live like Ahab… You intercession like Hannah but live like Jezebel. Look my friend, when you’re asked about your spiritual life, before you think of your prayer and study time, think of how you allow faith work in you in other aspects of your daily activities.

I’ll keep this post short. Join me next week as I write to you what I was suppose to write about today – Spiritual Growth; How to measure.

Take some time to speak the word of God to yourself. Exercise yourself towards believing that the life that you live is Christ not the religious activities you engage in.

In court, in School, in the eatery, in parks, on tours, at work, in the market, on the plane, when you are praying, when you’re “not praying”, when you’re studying the Bible and when you are not, it is Christ.

Let this mind be in you… Consciously carry Christ in your day.

God bless you dear one.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Illumine says:

    This just re-enforces some understanding I got a while back which is the fact that we don’t live two lives, but one. We don’t try to go about our “social life” or “academic life” or “career life” and then bring God into it. Rather we live our ‘normal life’ which should be a life of Christ and then this life regulates every other aspects of our lives and not the other way round.

    Thanks for this great piece MOG. 😉
    You’re blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rowland says:

      Glory to God.
      Thank you so much

      Liked by 1 person

  2. rahjomuelvin says:

    I agree. It cannot be separated.
    We must consciously live for Jesus in all aspects of life.


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  3. rahjomuelvin says:

    This post blesses me very much! Thankyou. God bless you!🙏🏻🥰

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Rowland says:

      Glory to God.
      Thank you for reading 😊


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