No matter how much someone tries to warn you, there is no way to be fully prepared for the different stages of life: adolescence, college, marriage, children, aging, aging parents, children growing up, etc. You simply must walk through each door to see what is on the other side. Some of the stages are great, others are terrible. Each, however, is an opportunity for growth and greater dependence on the Lord. So be fully present for each stage, ask God for strength and wisdom … and prepare to be surprised.
Posted on June 27, 2014 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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