You can’t grow on your OWN.
I have been so blessed to have some very special men in my life that have given of their time and expertise. They have taken the time to speak into my life and to enable me to become a better follower of Jesus because of it. Which in turn made me a better husband and father because of who I was becoming in Christ. Some of these men have been through school, work, and sports. One of the areas of the body of Christ that enables you to grow more then anything is by investing in the lives of others. It also enables the body of Christ to grow. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see all the spiritually mature people in the church body to start caring for the younger ones. To spend time talking with them and doing life with them when it comes to be a husband and wife, or parents, or just being an employee.
Titus 2:4-7 (NLT) These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,  to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.
 In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely in all they do.  And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.
As you read through the New testament you will see more and more that growth comes through being involved in the lives of those around you. That by either being lead or by leading you are putting into life the principles of being a disciple. Where are you when it comes to taking next steps in your ability to grow? Who are you living life with? Because without each other when cannot be all that God has called us to be. That is what we are going to talk about tomorrow.