We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, "The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me."
Romans 15:1-3 ESV
*May we learn that its not just about growth for ourselves, and then doing God's work...It's about assisting those who are weak in the areas we are strong in, which will automatically come with a lesson that will help us grow further. If we learn to put others and God's will first, then our edification will automatically come. Get lost in your service and purpose, and not lost in your circle and ways that mainly fix you alone. Self was NEVER first when it came to Jesus...He grew as His service to man grew, thus clarifying and carrying out His purpose.