When I look back on my life I have come to realize that growing up was fun. I always looked forward to my next birthday because I got presents and got to do things that my age qualified me to do. When I left my childhood behind I had to deal with things that required a more serious attitude. I had to deal with the military and all the things a new adult has to deal with. All my time as a student and a member of a large family prepared me for the responsibilities of life.
Growing up can take its toll on anyone who is not properly trained to accept all the challenges. I slipped into the world and away from my relationship with God. Just like everyone else, life was hard because I became its student.
Ephesians 4:11,14 God gave some Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers for the maturing of the Saints. That we be no more children, tossed to and fro by deceivers.
I became a born-again Christian, a child of God, a babe in Christ. Now I’m growing up all over again for the first time. I’m back to enjoying my childhood all over again and I’m having fun growing up in Him. I will continue to grow until I see Him face to face.