The first sign that you have met the Lord and that eternal life has come inside of you is the change from the satanic life mixed with human life to the eternal life. God can bless sinners but He is intimate with those who have eternal life and are developing it. Coming into intimacy with God will require some conformity; intimacy is not a gift, it is a reward of loyalty.
There is nothing like a born again Christian not thoroughly born again, if you are born again, you are born again. The question is, are you growing?
Below are some hindrances to spiritual growth:
a.Malice – the sins of the human will
b.Guile – the sins of human reasoning
c.Hypocrisy – the sins of imagination
d.Envy – the sins of the emotions
e.Evil speaking- the sins of the tongue
These five cardinal sins kill your desire for the things of God. They hinder your growth. If you don’t separate yourself from them, you are shutting down the eternal life in you.