Salvation is not the end, but the beginning. Once we turn to God from this world we are to seek to learn and become more like God. God expects us to grow. This growth is not of our own doing, but by God’s grace.
The grace of God enables us to overcome the passion of the flesh to fulfill it’s lust. The grace of God enlightens us to the wisdom of the truths that transform. The grace of God encourages us to push through all problems and triumph over all troubles.
There are many special abilities God has given to aid us to live prosperous in this world. But, it’s up to us to search them out and develop them in our life. This growing although it’s a command doesn’t happen automatically, it’s a choice.