Posted On 12 Jul 2019
TEXT: Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4: 13)
As i read the biblical account of the story of Jesus Christ, one of the things that strikes me the most is the fact that, God in His infinite wisdom and power didn’t send a ‘finished product’ in the “second Adam” as He had done in the “first Adam”
Significantly, Jesus Christ, though king of kings and Lord of lords, yet He had to go through the same natural growth process of childhood to adulthood that every human being experiences.
Scriptures, of course, document flashes of His divinity, but still the Lord Jesus Christ was undeniably a human child as unfinished a product as every one else.
We know little of His earliest years, but it’s logical to assume Jesus Christ basic childhood experiences such as learning to walk, to feed himself, to talk, to play with other children in the neighbourhood, just to mention a few; experiences that were not much different from yours.
Certainly, with time you may have obviously also had all sorts of relational, spiritual, educational, professional and vocational experiences that have enriched, enlarged your life and made you the progressive man or woman you are now.
Suffice it to say however, that for all the preparation, experiences, exposure and expertise you may have so far; You life is still a work in progress and you will never truly be a finished product while you live on earth. And that’s a wonderful truth you’ll have to leave with all the days of your life.
God created each one of us to experience years of learning, growing, developing and experimentation as we mark our transition from childhood into strong adult men and women. Our lives were made for discovery! Long after we have progressed from childhood to adulthood, we will still continue to be a wonderful, masterful work in progress just as every other man or woman who’s ever lived on planet Earth. We will never be truly finished product while we draw our breath.
Thus, for all that’s been said, it becomes imperative that you don’t necessarily have to feel bad if your most cherished childhood dreams are not yet accomplished or attained. While it is very important that you keep dreaming and striving to achieve more of your goals, just remember that you are overcoming all types of personal hurdles and making progress. You are trying new things and making choices that impact your life for the better. Sometimes, some of your choices will result in amazing successes that will make you proud. At other times, your choices may land you in messy circumstances. The bottom line is that, it is all a normal and much needed process in becoming a successful progressive adult. It is my sincere prayer for you to see what ever level you are in life today as not your final bus stop, but rather a springboard for your next level in Jesus name.There is still room for progress!