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Transition to Maturity…


Posted on January 4th, by Jim Crumbley in Recovery, Teamwork. No Comments

Not in his goals but in his transitions is man great Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 1 Corinthians 13:11

Yesterday you were a child. As a lover of self you lived for yourself; thinking only of feeding your ego and having your “wants” met. You didn’t see it as selfishness. It was just the way you lived.

  • Advice? Not easily received and seldom acted upon…
  • Honesty? Only when it would facilitate your needs being met…
  • Serve? When it was convenient and brought a benefit…
  • Hurt? Easily turns into offence and anger…

Now however, things have changed. Now, you are transitioning to maturity. Childish ways are being put behind you. Transition is a process and there are bumps along the road but it is also freeing. No longer bound by the appetites of “wants” you are FREE to put the needs of others above yourself.

  • Advice? Consistently sought and acted upon appropriately…
  • Honesty? Not just to others but always to God and with yourself…
  • Serve? Laying down your life so others might live…
  • Hurt? Easily forgive and turn the other cheek…

When you become mature your vision clears and your knowledge grows. Block upon block…strength upon strength…connection upon connection…foundations for your future are laid when you determine to mature today.

Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

JimC

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