We have begun to question where we are in our spiritual walk. This makes us aware of circumstances. Maybe we could call it “hyper-aware.” Thus, the second step we take towards spiritual maturity is how we see our life circumstances.
We no longer easily dismiss things we do or are willing to surrender to our bad habits. This doesn’t mean that we are miraculously patient and ever-kind; but, rather, it means that when we do lose our patience, our conscience tugs at us. We “examine” the situation so that we can get to the root of it and ultimately root it out of our lives. It is a long process but we willing—even eager—to embark on it. It feels necessary to us.