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A Thought about Maturity

posted May 5, 2011, 9:48 PM by Michael Fritz
I have always had a quirky personality. I sometimes act a bit silly, or goofy. I have always struggled between two traits. I would either take things too seriously, or I would act silly. My first wife chided me many times telling me that I needed to act more mature. I responded: I work hard; I pay the bills on time; I never shrink my obligations; I am very responsible and loyal. SO, which of these traits demonstrate immaturity. If you are referring to my acting silly as being immature, then I will never be mature. If being mature means that I must act solemnly all of the time, then I won't ever be mature because I would not want to be like that. I still feel the same.

I have always believed that maturity is: Being a responsible, disciplined, loyal person.
These are the characteristics of a mature Christian found in Galatians 5:22-23: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law (NASB 1995). Therefore, to be a mature Christian one must follow the Holy Spirit; ome must have the mind of Christ. I think that one can be a mature Christian and still act silly.