This happened to me and I’m sure it will happen to anyone who wants to go on with God and to enter into all He has for us.
It’s a bit like climbing up a diving board. At any stage you can get out and say “I want to dive from here, I don’t want to go any higher”. People can opt out – and that’s ok. We’re all saved. We’re going to heaven. Opting out doesn’t mean He will love you any less.
But I think to myself, if I can stick in there… then I will become more like Him, I will help more people out of misery, I can live an abundant life! Yes, this is the life I want, yes I think this is a life worth living.
The longer you stay in the school of the Holy Spirit, the more this statement will become true for you: Isaiah 61. We must recognize that salvation is an event, but sanctification (becoming more and more like Jesus) is a process. It happens over time – if we want it and we stick with it.
God is a good God. The ONLY God. Let’s enter into “the school of the Holy Spirit“. It’s a tough experience, but it’s worth it.