Sunday, December 16, 2018

Being Mature and Taking Responsibilities!!

There is a book I read in my teens, The Champions by Edwin Cole & I believe it is one small book that helped shape my then young life to become the man I am today. In that book, only one phrase caught my eye & stuck in my heart till today. It read like so: [Maturity does not come with Age, but it comes with the acceptance of Responsibilities].

From this I learnt that there is a difference in Growing up and being Mature but they are inter twinned.

My definition of the two says:

Growing up is when you go through phases of the ageing of your body.

And Maturity is the stages of responsibilities you undertake as you are ageing up.

Let's read scripture to paint a biblical picture of what I'm saying.

a. 1 Corinthians 13:11

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

b. Luke 2:40, 52 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

c. 1 Peter 2:1-3 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

So I recon MATURITY is:

1. You choose the right friends. People you can just play or hang around with for a while, but eventually life separates you. Mostly you grew together: From the same hood, from the same school, from the same country, this all that links you to the friendship.

2. You choose the right relationship. People you connect to for life, those you met in point number one, and by the time you meet them, they stick to your life, even when separated, you always find occasions to catch up via phone calls, chats, visits. And with these you exchange help and support for each other if need be.

3. You choose the right profession. It is when you are all sure as to what you want to be in your life, in your family, in your society. When you develop that life skill you are going to use as your purpose of existence in the world. And you have a heart not to be a burden, but a blessing. By helping your family, your connections, your community, your country and wherever God may place you.

4. You choose the right life partner. And like my father in the faith always told us in youth meetings, " My children, Marriage is not a course". Then he explained by telling us that it's important to study first, have a carrier, appreciate those that brought you that far first then if you want marriage and are ready to be tied down, then go for it.

If you are not prepared for life, to live life as an individually self-sustained person, then chances are you won't make it in marriage. Girls!! One day the hubby will die, how are you going to sustain yourself? Because when you grew up all you could think of was (when I grow up, I want be married by a husband who can take good care of me and all my needs and live happily ever after). Then he dies first, what will be the end result of your life? Vice-versa, guys?? Then the apple of your eye dies, then what?

Your Maturity, I believe is based on your choice of the right people group, and the right group should be the one that help you love Jesus more, help you want to serve Him more.

Being Mature and Taking Responsibilities!!

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