1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Many of us who have reached mature age (unlike a child) continue to think and behave as children. One of the reasons that our young people are not behaving as we think they should is because their adult role-models have failed them. When adults continue to involve themselves in childish things and think and behave immaturely, the end result is poor adult role-models for our youth. As a mature adult, we must behave responsibly, acknowledge our faults and be accountable for our mistakes, make the hard decisions, lead by example, practice self-discipline and self-restraint, regardless of how we may feel; we then pass that message on to our children and those with whom we come in contact. Many adults have matured physically, but their behavior, which reflects their thinking/mind-set, is held in a state of arrested development, to the demise of a generation and a community.

Check Point: Lets not only allow our physical bodies to mature, but also engage our minds in intentional growth processes that educate, enhance, stimulate and mature our thinking to the point it favorably reflects our daily speech and behavior. We can do it!!