Grow Up!

Paul said it best in I Cor. 13:grow up11- When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.

We have no choice but to grow up in a physical sense- from baby to boy, and boy to man, but we have to be mindful of the fact that age doesn’t define maturity. Every old person isn’t wise and every young person isn’t ignorant.

I’ve come to realize that some people grow OLD, but never grow UP! The mind has yet to catch up with the body. Immaturity is not strictly an age thing, but it’s a mindset. One should desire not just to grow up, but to level up- to be mentally well -balanced; sensible; rational.

When you reach the age where your body ceases to grow, remember that your mind has plenty of room available for growth.

So, back to what Paul was saying…. children talk a certain way and their understanding is limited- even the way they think is immature, but a man should not have these childish issues. There comes a time when we have to separate the boys from the men and the girls from the women.

There is a reason why the law requires an individual be a certain age before driving, getting married, working, etc.  These are big responsibilities that can’t just be thrown into the hands of a novice.

So, in conclusion- the body has no choice but to grow up, but it’s up to the individual to level up their mind and spirit. It’s time to grow up, think up, build up and level up!

 

 

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The Lord Did That “Thing” (Exo. 9:6)

A while ago, I heard my Pastor preach a message entitled, “The Lord did that thing.”  To me, it was amazing to find that phrase in scripture. Some of us use that phrase in slang if someone has done an extremely good job at something, but we would say “they did that thang!”

But in this particular scripture, it has a different meaning.  God continued to send Pharaoh warnings through Moses to “let His people go”, but Pharaoh would not hearken to the voice of God.  Because Pharaoh wouldn’t listen, God touched his cattle and caused a plague. All of Egypt’s cattle would die, and all of Israel’s would live. The appointed time set by God was for the “morrow”, the next day. Exodus 9:5(b) stated: To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land. And then we arrive at verse 6 where is states, “the Lord did that thing on the morrow.”  Exactly what God said He was going to do and how He said He was going to do it came to pass. In this case, it was punishment for disobedience, but every “THING” that God declares He’s going to do isn’t always negative.

There are some “things” God has promised to you and to your children and at the time appointed by God He shall – He will, DO THAT THING!!  I ask you on today, What “thing” are you waiting for God to do? What “thing” has God promised you? When He does it, you too can declare that GOD DID THAT THING!!!