All Growed Up!

“Growed” is not a word, just an FYI. The cartoon “Rugrats” had an episode that featured the babies in Rugrats all grown up and that was the common phrase they used throughout the show. They imagine their reactions and responses to the issues of life as adolescents/teenagers. Throughout the episode, they flashed back and forth between the characters as babies and the characters as teens.

The issues were different as teen, what they thought and believed was different as a teen, and the mistakes they made were different as a teen. As we grow, we change-we think differently, we live differently. If you find yourself thinking and doing as you did as a child-we must begin to examine our maturity level.

This is true as a believer. What tripped us up as a babe in Christ, should not be the same thing that trips us up as someone mature in Christ. Being all grown up in the Lord isn’t relevant to age. If we took the time to listen to a child who belongs to the Lord, we can get some powerful wisdom. And sometimes we can see someone who is older and be able to identify that they need some more maturing in Christ.

Are you all growed up? The Word of God can be used to examine ourselves and our maturity levels:

Oh friends, let’s strive to be all grown up in Christ-standing firm on His Word, standing strong in combating the enemy, and remaining on our knees in prayer! Being grown in Christ doesn’t mean you won’t fall, but maturity in Christ means that you are willing to get back up again! As a woman of God, you will get up faster and faster each time you fall. Being grown up in Christ means that you repent a little quicker, be a little more humble, and serve a little more swiftly.

A child needs someone to serve them their food. A grown up knows when it is time to eat. Being mature in Christ means we run a little faster to our spiritual food. Our thoughts are limited as a child and as an adult we have the capacity to think more critically. Are we limited by just what we see or are we fueled and powered by the One who we do not see?

The more “growed” up we are, the less we look like ourselves and more like Christ:

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:15‬

May we aim to be “all growed up”!

Peace and Blessings

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