Olive would always insist that she would eat her meal by herself. She would mess up her entire body and spill some all over the floor while others definitely got into her mouth.

There are times that I would feel like feeding her so the entire place can stay clean without having to do the extra work of cleaning up.

But then, it struck me one day that I would not always be there to feed her if she does not learn it now.

A lot of people have remained babies in spiritual things because they were not given the room to feed themselves. They were spoonfed. They have to run back to pastor for everything.

Often times than not, children that you do not give the room to grow always end up as rebels who see their parents as being overprotective.

Dear pastor, do not be afraid that things will be messed up. Give people the room to grow. We all did not get here suddenly. Be there as a coach and a guide. Lead them through seasons.

When you see a home all messed up, rather than murmur about how untidy it is, thank God that there are young ones growing in the house.

Growth is an essential part of the journey of our Christian walk. There were times Jesus called the disciples “Children”. At times, he called them “Friends”.

Paul had expectations of the Galatian Church that were not met. At a point, he had to say:

“O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you…”
Galatians 3:1 NKJV

Paul also tells us what to do:

My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you,
Galatians 4:19 NKJV

Do not let the fear of mess hinder the process of growth.

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