For the last year or so, I have been fascinated with the challenge of becoming a bigger person and growing bigger people from my realm of influence. That vision starts with Ephesians 4:13.
The NAS says, “. . . till we all attain . . . to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” Stature speaks of size and maturity. Fullness speaks of completion and perfection.
The Passion Translation says, “and finally we become one into a perfect man with the full dimensions of spiritual maturity and fully developed into the abundance of Christ.”
We, together, are destined to be powerful people, world changers and reformers through the influence of transformed lives. Growing into such enormity is found in verses 15 & 16; and I’m certain elsewhere.
“. . . speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (NKJV)
Faith, hope and love leads the way toward this end, along with encouragement from loving believers that surround us.