Markers of Maturity

12 06 2015

11087581_sWe are in a series called maturity in our ever shifting atmosphere.  Last time we explored God-given maturity learning our obedience is through agreeing with God’s plans and purposes. In this post we will look at maturity what it is in an ever shifting atmosphere.

What is maturity? Maturity is being fully developed. Maturity is not something we can learn in a moment rather it is a state of being. Hebrews 12 gives several markers of maturity.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Heb 12:1-2

It takes maturity, years of practice to be able to throw off every hindrance. It takes starting and stopping, trying and failing to Leadershipcome to that place where you are fully developed and able to throw off sin “to run with perseverance the race marked out for us”. It is in being mature, we keep our eyes focused on the author and perfector of our faith (NIV) no matter the cost. This final sentence in Heb 12-2 sums it up the value of maturity, for we like Christ can endure the tribulation our lives bring as we run the race marked out by God for each of us!

Join me next time as we talk more about maturity as we learn the value of starting and stopping in this ever shifting atmosphere

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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