by Duane Bemis

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Series: Overcoming Childhood Thinking
Duane Bemis
1 Corinthians 13:11


I have been walking with the Lord for over 30 years and one thing I see in many Christians is their inability to overcome their childhood thinking and perspectives. Even today their childhood perceived problems dictate their emotions, their words, and their actions.

Let me give you an example. If a person had a nonexistent father then these sons and daughters have a hard time understanding the love of Father God.

Or if a person had a harsh father then they enter Christianity thinking that Father God is going to be punitive towards them.

The time has come to expose your own childhood perspectives and the time has come to be delivered from that which hinders your Christian walk. Are you ready to stop and turn around and look at your childhood? Are you ready to stop the carousal ride and to disembark so you can step up to the next Spiritual level?

If we open our Bibles to the Apostle Paul's writings we find this:

''When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things,'' (1 Cor. 13:11).

The time has come to put our childhood issues behind us. The time has come to confront our old childhood beliefs, issues, and especially our childhood thoughts.

In the Message Bible it is stated this way: When I was an infant at my mother's breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good. (1 Corinthians 13:11)

In the J. P. Phillips New Testament it says; When I was a little child I talked and felt and thought like a little child. Now that I am a man my childish speech and feeling and thought have no further significance for me. (1 Cor. 13:11)

The Living Bible the same verse is; It's like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far ...

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