Identifying Immaturity 

An immature person can easily waste opportunities and speedily trade fruits that will last for a lifetime for short time benefits that won’t sustain the destiny God has for one.

Here’s how Jack Frost call it out in his book, “From Spiritual Slavery to Spiritual Sonship”:

Here are a few characteristics of immaturity. Notice how each one also reflects characteristics of an orphan heart: Immaturity is a slave to circumstances and emotions. Our circumstances determine whether we have a “good hair day” or “bad hair day.” Immaturity is a slave to self, seeking to meet personal needs at others’ expense. Immaturity seeks the place of comfort, ease, least resistance, and whatever makes us feel valued and affirmed. Immaturity obeys out of a fear of loss or punishment, not because we do not want to grieve the one we love. Immaturity values people for what they can do for us, not for relationship. Thus, we unconsciously use and manipulate people to meet our needs. Immaturity demands its own way or nothing. “If you do not play my way, I am going to take my ball and go home.” Immaturity is subject to its own mission. Our thoughts continually gravitate toward me, myself, and I. Immaturity is “obtain-oriented”: “How does this benefit me?” Our choices are influenced by what we can gain. Immaturity is self-centered, self-consuming, and self-referential. “Let’s talk about you for a while … have you read my book yet?”

When we allow the present circunstances forge our character and embrace the obedience to wait for the Father’s inheritance we won’t let immaturity jeopardize our destiny.

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