Give Up to Grow Up

Give Up to Grow Up

Is it just me or does it appear that we have turned into a nation of adult children? Reality TV stars yell, cry and whine for attention like spoiled children. Grown men throw Twitter tantrums. People spew insults on social media like bullies on the playground. What is going on?

Understandably, children are unfiltered, impatient and volatile. They struggle with effectively communicating their feelings and have not yet learned how to manage their emotions. As adults, we may not have perfected this, but surely, we should have developed some advanced skills. 1 Cor 13:11 says “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.” In other words, we have to give up to grow up. We have to speak, understand and think as mature adults and give up the petty and selfish ways of our youth. It is time to grow up!

Reflection: What do you need to give up to grow up?


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