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Grow Up Already!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 (6:13 pm)

Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

Ever use that phrase on your kids? "Come on, will you grow up already?!"

As our little three year old explorer, Elianna, is becoming more agile and able to communicate her desires, she's discovering more opportunities each day — climbing on the furniture, opening the refrigerator and asking for various items, reaching things she was never able to reach before, whew! She's experiencing her new freedom and we're experiencing major exhaustion! But we've noticed that with her new found freedom comes the desire to have even more freedom — and when something doesn't go quite the way she wants when she wants it, uh – oh, look out. Screaming, crying the whole nine yards. We are trying to teach her that this kind of behavior is not acceptable but it seems that she won't fully understand that concept until she "grows up" a bit.

One sign of maturity is the ability to delay gratification, or deny it completely. Wanting our way when we want it is childish behavior and doesn't work with God's plan for an anointed life! This may sound harsh, but I'm speaking to myself too!

There are no shortcuts to God. We cannot demand our way and our timing with Him. He has a perfect plan based upon His desires and His timing and if we want to go God's way, we must comply! And not only that, the things of God take time too — developing a strong and anointed prayer life takes time a focused mind and spent with the Father, it doesn't come overnight. Reading and understanding the Word and applying it to our lives, it takes time and much practice!

Let's grow up today. God wants us to be a mature bride — one ready to rule with Him when He comes! There's so much work to do!

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

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