In order to mature, you cannot stay the same. Neither can we stay stagnant in our faith. We must move forward. But we can’t do it on our own. The only way to grow spiritually is by focusing and concentrating on God, not on growth itself. Because of God, you can move forward. Jesus teaches that even the smallest amount of faith should produce growth and life change, but there are several obstacles that keep us from growing. We must be rooted in Christ through His word and not think that we can "microwave" our spiritual growth.