Growing is Overrated

Growing is Overrated

My brother just moved to Dallas.  He left our little town to go run a magazine and all sorts of other fun things you probably wouldn’t believe they pay people to do.

The church I was born into 34 years ago and married in 5 years ago is moving.  The church got too big and we had to sell the old building.

I came back from Peru to lead worship at that church.  In three weeks I won’t be leading there anymore.  I’m not sure what’s ahead, but I know it’s going to stretch me.

If I told you I was thrilled to death about all that stuff up there my pants would probably catch fire.  (Liar, liar pants…)

I’ve been pondering all this change for the last few days and I started thinking:  This whole “growing” thing is overrated. 

Yesterday I drove past an elementary school.  I watched a swarm of backpack-clad kids and said to myself, “Those poor little suckers have no idea the misery they are in for.  Thank God I’m not in elementary anymore.”

Then it hit me.  I’d still be there if I hadn’t grown.  Mentally, physically.  Where I am today has good times and bad times, but I know one thing for sure – I’m gladder than heck I’m not still in elementary.

I guess growing does have it’s benefits – even if it’s a painful process.

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity… (Hebrews 6:1)