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10 Ways to Avoid Delayed Adulthood

  • Lindsey Brady Contributing Writer
10 Ways to Avoid Delayed Adulthood

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)

We don’t have too much information on how Jesus’ transition from childhood to adulthood looked. All we know is what Luke tells us, which essentially is as Jesus grew older, he gained more wisdom and more favor. But from the snippets of what we know of him as an independent child, it doesn’t seem like he’d have any trouble moving into adulthood. (Check out Luke 2:41-52. I mean, what 12-year-old do you know can make it on their own for multiple days?)

But have you ever wondered what it would be like if Jesus was living in this millennium? Would he live on his parent's couch until it was time for him to start his ministry? Would that verse in Luke read, “As Jesus grew older, Mary and Joseph grew tired of him living in the basement”? Or maybe, “As Jesus grew in height, he also grew in debt”?

Clearly, the Savior of the world wouldn’t fall into the trap of delayed adulthood and neither should we. So if you or someone you know (cough cough—I’m talking to you, parents of couch surfers) needs a swift kick into adulthood, here are 10 practical ways to become an adult.  


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