Praise God there is not a score card or report card saying how we’re doing spiritually based on our age! (In fact, I’m not sure why life should be a race academically either – but that’s for another day.)
I can’t imagine someone saying these things to others yet sometimes even when we don’t say them we kinda act this way.
“You’re 25! How come your faith isn’t up to par yet? Why are you still struggling? We are going to hold you back a year so you can catch up!” (That would be quite damaging.)
And anyway, what?! Catch up to what? Your race is just you. There is nobody to your right or left, in front or behind. It’s just you – and God sure is patient.
“You’re 60! How come you don’t have more grace for others?!” (There’s no “grace” in that at all…)
I know many girls would ask, “What does that even mean?” SO many have not been taught what this looks like.
Ladies, please stand up and teach our younger girls how to be women of Christ! Please stop the gossip and please start teaching girls how to be beautiful from the inside out! Take a look at what the world is teaching them. They NEED you to speak life and love over them!
“You have a grown up man’s body! You need to act more like a ‘man’ now!”
HOW? He hasn’t been taught how to do this.
Please, men, stand up and teach our younger boys how to be gentlemen of God! The world truly needs you! Teach them how to stand tall in a world full of hatred and racism.
And boys (and men) desperately need to learn how to treat a woman in the way God says to treat a woman. Love her. Love her as Christ loves the Church.
There is honor in helping each other; not in stomping each other into the ground.
Life is NOT a competition!
Please stop arguing who is “righter” and start caring for each other “right where we are” in faith, grace, honor, life, (and academically.)