Jesus wants the church to grow up, not just to grow old. The goal of His church is to become more and more like Jesus. To help us mature, God did not only just give us leaders to equip us, God also gave us each other so that we may speak the truth in love to each other. When we speak the truth of Jesus to one another, we grow in Jesus in every aspect of our lives. Rather than living in our childish ways, the Body of Christ can help each other to grow up to become more and more like Christ by speaking the Gospel truth to one another through actions and words.
The second lie that many Christians believe is that “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” However, all of life is more than we can handle. The Bible instead tells us that we will go through suffering, but God will be with us through that suffering, even when our lives are falling apart (See Psalm 23:4, Psalm 46:1, Isaiah 43:2 for more). When God gives us more than what we can handle, we come to know God – 1) The sovereign God who is always in control, 2) The all powerful God who empowers us when we can find no power, 3) The loving God who can sympathize with our weaknesses. We have Jesus in us and therefore we have everything we need to face whatever that is going on in our lives. Rather than believing in the lie, we must trust that God won’t give me more than what He can handle through us.