Grow Up!

Posted: February 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Do you ever want to say to someone, “Just grow up?” I was talking with someone yesterday about a situation, and they said, “He is a 17 year old in a 37 year old body.” The behavior reflected an unwillingness to grow mentally and socially into adulthood.

How many folks in the church are growing old in the Lord, but never growing up? Paul wrote to the Corinthians and said, “I cannot speak to you as spiritually mature believers,… but only as babes in Christ.” (I Corinthians 3:1). The writer of Hebrews said, “let us go on to maturity.”(Heb. 6:1). In fact, he addressed spiritual immaturity and spoke of their laziness to progress.

I thought about titling this article, “Liar, Lazy, or Lost.” When a person has the Spirit of God living in them and fulfilling God’s purpose, it is as impossible for that person to not grow spiritually, as it is for our physical body to mature and age. Think about that? So someone is too lazy to practice the disciplines of growth, or they are they are still lost and separated from Christ, or they are lieing to themselves, to God, to others.

Jesus calls us to come and follow Him. He promises to transform us. That is why the apostle Peter wrote, “Grow in grace.” We come into God’s family in grace, and that is only the beginning. God begins to transform us into Christlikeness. How are you doing in the process of growth?

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