Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you; however, let us keep living by that same standard to which we have attained. Philippians 3:15-16
Paul’s saying I’m not one to harp on this, but you really need to be thinking like I do, i.e. have the same attitude. Someone like Paul is going to want instant change. I think the Lord would also like us in his gear, but we choose to lolygag, exposing ourselves to unnecessary pain, electing to do it our way. So Paul warns that those with a different attitude would be shown otherwise by the Lord, and they’d end up at maturity, just take longer to get there. At least, said Paul, stay on the same road that they were on.
How about us? Do we need to pick up the pace? What’s holding us back on the road to maturity in Christ?