Ephesians 4:15 (AMP)
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Sometimes growing up can be uncomfortable. All the stretching and pulling that causes set things to become dislodged. Things that use to be small and easy to manage now are larger and causes one to be clumsy and disorganized.
However, growth and development are essential and vital parts of every fruitful life. The scripture says, “…let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head,” meaning get ready for your expansion project. Growth can occur at different times and progress at various rates for different people. We may not all experience growth together but we should all be growing nonetheless. Sometimes people perceive growing pains to be a negative experience and they regress and stop making progress. Although the stretching, pulling, prying and aggressive tugging can be uncomfortable it should be most welcomed and appreciated. Every part of our being should be growing and expanding become more and more like Him, in every way, everyday.
Enjoy the stretch!