Day 144 – When I Was a Child
‘When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.’ 1 Corinthians 13:11
Children have a way of speaking, a way of thinking, and understanding. The sequence of this list should be noted. ‘When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child…’ in children the expression of speaking comes before any expression of understanding. Worst still, thinking is the last thing a child would do!
Put away childish things, take time to think and gain understanding before speaking. If you have issues confronting your marriage, take the time to think before you react to your spouse. If you are confronted with challenges at your work place do not make hasty decisions, take the time to think first. If you are planning to invent something that will be of great value in your time and seasons to come, it will require of you to be a person of great thinking capacity. Understanding comes as you take time to think. It is only those with understanding that can make the declaration; “but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” So, take the time to think and gain the necessary understanding before proceeding towards a course of action. Thinkers are leaders! You will access the pearl in your field as you dig deep by thinking through.
As you face your day may God give you grace and understanding in this regard, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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