Archive for February 1, 2016

It Is Time to Grow Up

“When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.”
– 1 Cor 13:11, NLT –

It is said in church that the measure of maturity is related to responsibility.
How does a child speak, think and reason?
A little kid does not how to handle responsibility. Hence, he/she speaks, thinks and reasons without a single care in this world.
Think before you speak, a common saying.
A little kid will just speak and act without thinking, obviously.
While this can mean honesty, we do not expect adults to think before speaking.
The result of doing so can be disastrous, often offending others too.

It is time to grow up.
There must be no childish thought, speaking or action.
What is an easy to way to put away childish things?
By considering ourselves like a royalty.
After all, Lord Jesus is the King of kings. We, as His brethren, are members of the royal family of heaven too.
It definitely helps to ask ourselves, “Is this the way a royalty thinks, speaks or acts?”

A mature person accepts responsibility too.
It does not mean he/she worries all the time.
It simply means he/she has a plan and determination to fulfil the responsibility.
At the same time, accepting responsibility also means acknowledging mistake and makes restitution for the mistake, as much as possible.

Let’s grow up in the LORD, shall we?

Posted February 1, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought, Verse of the Day