Mar 12, 2014

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When I Was A Child

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When I Was A Child

 

When I was a child, I was bad! Anytime something mischievous was going on, my mom knew I was the culprit. When I was a child, I was manipulative. I had my Granddaddy wrapped around my finger. I knew just what to say, and how to say it to get whatever I wanted. When I was a child, my cousins didn’t like me (I’m convinced). And, I don’t blame them. I was such a brat! One time, I recorded them bad-mouthing my grandparents, then used the tape as blackmail. I think I blackmailed them for candy. LoL! My, my, my, I’ve come a looooong way…SN: I always tell God when I have children, please don’t give me a mini-me. Lord, don’t do me like that!

I’m completely different now, because I put away my childish habits and behavior (…and I got born again. LoL!). That’s what happens when you mature in love. The best way to know if you’re allowing love to mature you is to check yourself against 1 Corinthians 13. Using that as a guideline, I’m sure we all have something we need to work on. BUT, don’t beat yourself up! Everything we do now is imperfect or incomplete, and we won’t be a finished work until we’re face to face with Jesus (1 Corinthians 13:12). In the meantime, mature in love: work on your patience and kindness; put forth effort to remove jealousy and pride from your life; and build up your endurance. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but you won’t be working alone…I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns (Philippians 1:6 NLT). **G.I.G.**

 

P.S. – Check out this phenomenal video, which features spoken word by Phil Allen.

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside (1 Corinthians 13:11 AMP).

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