The Bible shows us one sure way to stunt our spiritual growth: refuse to let God rebuke you. If God convicts us of wrongdoing and we deny or defend our sin, we basically stop growing. We reject His lordship over our lives, and we hit a plateau, spiritually.
He wants you to grow up spiritually! The Bible says, “From the very beginning God decided that those who came to him—and all along he knew who would—should become like his Son” (Romans 8:29 TLB). God's goal has always been to make you like himself—not to become a god but to become godly, with godly character.