Growing Up

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If you’re older: Are you equipping others to live for Christ?

If you’re younger: Are you seeking out wisdom from those who are older, wiser, and more godly than you are? Or, and be honest with yourself, are you tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind, or by every story that comes across the internet?

Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-15

Live for Christ first, then watch the rest of your hopes and dreams follow. (Matthew 6:33)