God’s grand plan is for us as His beautiful daughters is to grow up, not just from little girls to big girls, but from little girls to big girls who can step into all He desires us to be. Throughout the process, He will always be around, gently nudging you with compassion and help until you become all He wants you to be.
If you really knew what God had in mind for you before you were born, you would be blown away. Take a look at the words below:
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
And knit me together in my mother’s womb
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex
Your workmanship is marvellous- and how well I know it
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion
As I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born
Every day of my life was recorded in Your book.
Every moment was laid out
Before a single day had passed.
How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God!
They are innumerable.
I can’t even count them;
They outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up in the morning,
You are still with me. (Psalm 139:13-18)
God loves us beyond our wildest imaginations. This may sound hard to believe since we can’t see God physically; nevertheless, every single word of the excerpt above is very true. God is crazy about you. From the moment you were conceived, He hovered over every week of your growth in the womb as you came to resemble who He designed you to be. He knew your beginning, He knew the family that would shape you, and even knew the struggles you would have along the way. He never leaves you during the night. He doesn’t get busy and forget you are facing challenges. He is always with you.
No matter how long your journey has been, He has been beside you every step of the way, listening, standing by, watching and waiting. He longs for a relationship with you but will not force it. He shows you the way and allows you to choose it or not.
God created you and equipped you to make good choices, but sometimes all we all do, take detours and make messes that bring pain. Circumstances and people may dash hopes, divert dreams, and betray love. Even then, He always wants the best for you, always calls you to a higher place, and always makes a way for you to become the woman He had in mind when He created you.
Whether we have answers to our myriad of questions or not, we can rest in the confidence that God is always with us. The older we become, the easier it is to see how He connects the dots, to recognize how He has moved us from one event to the other, from one acquaintance to another, and from one circumstance to another. Nothing is out of His view, nothing is out of His care, and nothing is out of the range of His promises.
God never created anything to be in an immature state or to remain stagnant. We are all expected to grow from one level of depth to another even though it’s up to us to decide whether to grow up or remain immature. That is because God has graciously given us a free will to choose our responses to what happens to us and our feelings about Him. We have to learn what we must do to be wise, and then make the choice to embrace what we have learned and ultimately practise it as a way of life. This is the journey we take from immaturity to maturity. Immaturity is dependence while maturity is independence. Immaturity is impulsive choices based on emotional reactions, while maturity is thoughtful sound choices. Maturity is full of experience and delight. Hands down, maturity is the preferred state.
Would you like to become the full-grown, fully mature, grace-filled woman that God envisioned before you were born? And that’s what being a big girl is all about; living life to the fullest in all ways, in all places and in all situations.
Have you ever seen a tree try to go back to being a seedling? The glory of the tree is being a full-grown, fully mature tree. Such reversal goes against the laws of nature and the great heart of God. He longs for all of His creation to be all it can be and the fulfilment of this vision only comes as we reach full maturity.
The adventure has only begun.