Maturity is not a function of age alone, but also of mentality, words, and actions/reactions to issues of life. Both children and adults could be mature or immature in this sense. Bible Reading: Proverbs 15:1-33
For instance, there are children less than 15, who are mature in thinking, words, and actions. And, there are 50-year olds who may be immature. Maturity is a choice and we all grow into it by desire, decisions, and HARD WORK.
Maturity delivers peace, prosperity, and longevity.
👉🏾Have you not seen a simple road rage result in untimely death?
👉🏾Have you not seen intimate partner violence result in family disharmony, devastation, and even deaths?
Therefore, show maturity at all times. You can show this maturity in the following ways.
🎯1. Show maturity in your words. Be wise in your choice of words, even when angry. Proverbs 15:1. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Watch your words at home, office, market, and any/everywhere.
👉🏾Good words deliver life and health. Proverbs 15:4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
🎯2. Show maturity to instructions. Proverbs 15:5. A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. Do not despise good instructions from the right sources.
👉🏾Allow only knowledge out of your wonderful mouth. Proverbs 15:7. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
🎯3. Show maturity to corrections. Proverbs 15:10. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. Nobody is perfect.
We all make mistakes, do stupid things, and even err in words and deeds. So, accept corrections from people who truly care.
👉🏾Do not be angry or act as a scorner overcorrections. Proverbs 15:12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
🎯4. Show maturity to issues of life, choose happiness – despite the circumstances. Proverbs 15:13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken. Joy and merriment prolong life and deliver peace and prosperity.
👉🏾Joy and merriment deliver continual feast at home, at work, and anywhere. Proverbs 15:15. All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
🎯5. Show maturity with where you are per time. Proverbs 15:16. Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
👉🏾Godliness with contentment, the Bible says, is great gain. The secret of health, wealth, and happiness is contentment at where we are per time.
👉🏾Contentment does not mean a lack of desire to make progress, lack of drive to build a better life, lack of passion to pay the price, but satisfaction on where we are with vision of a better tomorrow.
👉🏾Contentment is not a gift but a virtue we cultivate and nurture.
👉🏾Moreover, better is a little with God than a lot with Satan. Proverbs 15:17. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Enjoy what you have with love and gratitude. So, show maturity with where you are per time.
🎯6. Show maturity in the way you manage your emotions. Proverbs 15:18. A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. Be slow to anger and quick to make peace with all.
🎯7. Show maturity with the way you manage your time and resources. Proverbs 15:19. The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. Grow out of laziness, slothfulness, and procrastination.
🎯8. Show maturity by seeking counsel and helps when you need it. Proverbs 15:22. Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors, they are established. Seeking help and counsel from the right people is not a sign of weakness but wisdom.
👉🏾Learn to climb upon the shoulders of those who have gone ahead of you to see better. And do not reinvent the wheel.
🎯9. Be mature in the way you handle your ego. Proverbs 15:25. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the window. Kill pride to live, prosper and enjoy peace.
🎯10. Be mature in your thoughts, meditation, and reflections. Proverbs 15:26. The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words. Remember, as a man thinks so is he?
🎯11. Be mature in your relationship with God. Proverbs 15:33. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility. Fear God and in all your ways acknowledge Him.
Show maturity in thoughts, words, and actions to enjoy everlasting peace, prosperity, and longevity. Prayer. Lord, help me to grow out of childishness into maturity. Be blessed. Stay blessed. 🙏🏼 ©️The Excellent Ministry 2021
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