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It’s Time To Mature

 

(1 Corinthians 13:11) “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.”

(1 Corinthians 14:20) “Brothers, stop being childish in your thinking. Be like infants with respect to evil, but think like adults.”

(Philippians 4:5-6) “Let your gracious attitude be known to all people. The Lord is near: Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving.”

 

 


We have to learn to live our age and mature. Too many of us refuse to mature and change our lifestyles, our circle of immature or unfocused friends, and even our attire. I see too many grandmothers still trying to relive their youth through the clothes they wear, and their social life. It is very shameful to see in the west elderly men and women constantly drunk and trying to party or act like youngsters.

We have personally counseled women with this fallen mindset, and the first thing that we have had to change is regarding what image they want to portray about themselves. Most of them want to be seen as sexually attractive, fun, and entertaining. They ignore that they need to be a source of wisdom, comfort, guidance, and Godly teaching to the younger generations. Most of the ones that are desperate to be liked by everyone, end up acting like clowns and accepting their insults. Modesty is always the first lesson regarding their attire, words, and actions.

There are also many 30-year-old men that still frequent bars and parties to pick up young women when they should be concentrating on settling down with a family, having a stable job or career, and getting serious about God’s calling on our lives.

Many of us try by any means not to mature in life and enter God’s plan, thinking we will lose out on the pleasures of life. All we end up doing is delaying and in some cases canceling all He had planned for us. These men end up marrying late if ever, losing out on the blessings of enjoying a family while being young and full of vigor, and suffering the physical consequences of an undisciplined lifestyle.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you need to stop worrying about what people think about you. Don’t worry, you will not end up alone if you don’t act like a clown in front of your friends or family. You don’t have to dance around on social media videos to have your daughter think you are cool and modern. Your children will benefit more from your guidance and example regarding God’s Word, than only from your friendship.

 

 

But there is hope. If you avoided maturing out of fear of becoming boring, it’s never too late to change. God has the power to restore the lost time and the lost blessings. Don’t worry, He knows how to bring things back to order so you can fulfill your Godly destiny.

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are the Good Shepherd, He who had laid down His life for the sheep, and the Chief Shepherd.
• Thank You that You have a plan for us from before we were born.
• Thank You that no matter how far we have drifted away from Your will, You have the power to continue blessing us and using us for Your glory.
• Forgive us for not wanting to mature and move on with purpose in life.
• Forgive us for acting like a clown just to be accepted by others and define ourselves by what others think of us.
• We ask You to help us to make the necessary changes in our lives to enter once again into the abundant life You have prepared for us.
• Help us to change our circle of friends, change our words and actions, and to focus more on being an example of Christ to all that know us.
• Give us the wisdom necessary to help the next generation not to waste time the way we have in the past.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    27 August 2023 @ 10:34

    AMEN !! 🙏👏🙌😊💯

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