While it’s true that God loves you “where you are”, he also has no intention of leaving you there. Throughout the New Testament followers of Jesus are challenged to move, progress, grow, and develop. The aim is to become more like Jesus.
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
– Ephesians 4:11-13