Even Adults Aren’t Grown Ups


I can remember the first time I realized that even adults aren’t grown ups.

For a long time I couldn’t understand why people older than myself were treating one another so poorly. Didn’t they know better?

As a child I began to see that one’s past could very well have something to do with present behaviours. That realization helped me to develop a compassion. I began to separate the behaviour from the person, albeit not all the time.

When that exercise fell short I came face to face with my need for divine intervention. I needed someone who could give me strength and wisdom beyond my human capabilities, someone who could help me forgive others for their short-comings, and someone who could help me forgive me for mine. I needed God, and believed He wanted to help.

With God’s help I am growing up more every day. I want to be an adult that my children and grand-children can look up to.

“And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”(Romans 5:5)



2 Replies to “Even Adults Aren’t Grown Ups”

  1. Very good, Cindy. We all want to be adults when we are children but when you look around, you realize being a child, in innocence and naivety is the perfect age and place to be. I long for many adults to return to the innocent stage in their lives.
    Having said that, there are many wise and mature adults to whom I go to for advice!
    All in all, our hope is in Christ and His Word!

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