In our Christian journey, how do you define “maturity”? I was contemplating on this yesterday and have come up a list… Lessons I have learned in different seasons of my life.
Maturity is getting out of your “personality” when the situation calls you so.
Maturity is not making your love language as an excuse to extend grace and love in other means.
Maturity is choosing to reach out to the person even when he/she has offended you.
Maturity is giving the person the benefit of the doubt without prejudging.
Maturity is willingness to listen.
Maturity is knowing when to say YES and when to pleasantly say NO.
Maturity is letting God’s peace to take the upper hand and not your emotions.
Maturity is obeying God even when you don’t seem to understand.
Maturity is honoring the “authority” even when their vulnerabilities are exposed.
Maturity is loving anyway even if it’s not reciprocated.
Maturity is taming your tongue when the words that you will say will not build the person up.
At the same time, maturity is speaking up when God is asking you to break your silence.
Maturity is recognizing that others may also contribute great ideas on the table, not just you.
Maturity is not judging the person by his/her “failure” but helping the person to discover the best in him/her in spite of it.
Maturity is not condoning mistakes but gently leading them to make the right choice next time.
Maturity is not blaming others or the situation for your “failure”, it is picking up and applying the lessons you have learned.
Maturity is seeing beauty in the midst of chaos.
Maturity is acknowledging that God definitely knows better than you do.
Maturity is walking by faith and not by sight.
Finally, I have written this before (IRONIES), maturity begins when you accept that you are still immature.