Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Wisdom that comes with wholesome maturity

Being raised in a work that not only seeks to fulfil the spiritual mandate as priority one, it also seeks to minister to the needs of the total man. some time in the course of life i came across the word "over-spiritual", i used to think that it really existed until i discovered that those who were called this had reached a certain level of Christian maturity that caused those who had not got there yet to see them as pretentious and "acting holy". yet i also realised that this group of people had over focused on on area of their lives and therefore causing some sort of stunted growth. maturity in all aspects of life soul, spirit, body and mind can save one a lot, unfortunately most of us tend to lag behind in this very important process in life. we refuse to grow up.

maturity develops in us a sense of responsibility causing us to want to take care of others and ourselves, sense of understanding causing our relationships with friends, family and spouses more enriched. an example a baby who is wet in diapers will just cry, once the baby learns to talk they can indicate to the others the reason for their discomfort, once a bit older they can use the training toilet but someone has to take it to the loo and flush, later in life they can go and flush. if you look at this their relationships are being enriched at all stages. Paul puts it in this manner, when i was a child i spoke as a child, understood as a child, thought as a child but when i became  a man i put away childish things..... we all at some point speak, act and understand like children. we pout, throw senseless tantrums because of senseless reasons, play the game of getting each other, feel the need to show who is best when there really isn't a need to. eventually our lack of maturity is displayed as stupidity,. there are things i did that when i look at down the line i wonder why i did them in that particular way, not that I've changed but i just grew up and became stronger, wiser and much better. as i finish today i leave you with this piece:
                 whence shall i go and find you,
                 which merchants shall i trade for you,
                  who gives me strength in moments of weakness
                  understanding in senselessness,
                  teaching me each day the value of acting against reacting,
                  wish you could pour out in floods above me,
                   but you choose to give drop by drop,
                    each day until i reach that place of saying that i have mastered the art,
                    and gained the wisdom hidden in you,
                    Oh sweet Maturity.love

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