Marks of Maturity by Charles R. Swindoll

Posted: February 18, 2011 in Uncategorized

To be mature is to be fully developed, compete, and “grown up”. Becoming mature is a process of consistently moving toward emotional and spiritual adulthood. In that process we leave childish and adolescent habits and adopt a lifestyle where we are fully responsible for our own decisions, motives, actions and consequences.

I heard someone say recently that maturity is developing and discerning competence competence as to how to live appropriately and to change rightly. In a word, it is stability.

We never “arrive”. We are always in the process of moving toward that objective. I have also observed that when maturity is taking place,  balance replaces extremes and a seasoned confidence replaces uneasy feelings of insecurity. Good choices replace wrong ones.

Do you have these marks of maturity:

     – Concern for others that outweigh personal concerns

     – Detection of the presence of evil before it’s obvious

     – Self discipline

     – Compassion

     – Tempered emotions

     – Consistently growing in God’s Word

Ephesians 4:14  As a result we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming

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