Maturity is defined as having reached an advanced stage of mental and emotional development characteristic of an adult. I have learned that #Age is not a mark of maturity. #Assets are not a mark of maturity. Someone can have a job, children, a home, big money and still be immature.
A person can be going on fifty and be silly. We’ve met males who talk ‘man’ but think ‘boy’; who had possessions but were middle-school messy. We have seen our sisters still acting out high school “mean girl” behavior, far too often using Facebook (or other social media) as a bully pulpit, and still lacking the courage in real life to stand up for righteousness.
It’s true. –How many children you have is not a sign of maturity. You can have a quiver full and have no chivalry nor wisdom. –How good you look or how grown you appear is no guarantee of how mature you are -cute but you cutting up; handsome but can’t handle having a conversation. –How much money you have has nothing to do with how mature you are; kids earn millions and so do people who do immoral and stupid things.
If you switch your mind with the wind; can never swallow your pride; always say the first thing on your mind; won’t stop to listen but jump to conclusions; or still following your feelings only …that’s a sign that growth will be a good goal.
Also, discerning and caring, how what you are about to do will impact others “on down the road”, shows your level of maturity and your character.
HERE IT IS: Maturity is not only in #WHAT you do but rather in #HOW you do it.
Being CONSISTENTLY sensible, responsible, levelheaded, reliable, dependable; wise, and perceptive… are marks of maturity. Maturity takes discipline, a Godly connection, and a desire to treat yourself and others right. We have the best teacher and example in Jesus…
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. Prov. 9:9
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all. The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever guards his soul will keep far from them… Prov. 22:1-29
#GrowingUpInGrace #ConsistencyCounts #LordLetMeLearnAndLiveAMatureLife