The journey to maturity, like the process of sanctification, is not easy and it does not happen overnight. But it’s worth pressing on. Resolving to live with impact, we can fruitfully steward the talents and opportunities with which God has richly blessed us. Let’s be decisive and then faithful. In our work, relationships, and church, let’s take the long view that turns five talents into 10. By taking responsibility, moral authority will naturally follow. And we will be cultivating an attractive steadfastness and God-directed, channeled strength summed up in a word:maturity.