Should I Grow Up?
Updated: May 4
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual.... For it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost. - M. Scott Peck
After the magic of Truth follows the expressing of emotion, after you accept the salvation that Christ paid for on the cross, you are no longer living in the false self. You are free to live as God made you, without the rules of others, without lies, and without fear.
You are no longer a victim.
Now you must decide: will you continue this journey? Do you crave more Truth? Do you yearn for humility and righteousness so that you can show more perfect love to others?
Will your direction continue to be toward good, toward God? Or will you halt your spiritual growth?
You live in a fallen world, surrounded by people who do evil as a by-product of their childish beliefs and defenses. You will experience negative emotions again and again. What will you do with them? Will you stuff them? Will you soothe them? Will you tolerate them? Will you allow yourself to live continually in sin again?
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up--that growing is an ever ongoing process. - M. Scott Peck
Or will you apply what you have learned in dismantling your old belief system? Will you see negative emotions as a positive thing, an opportunity to learn and grow? Will you fully express them in the present, as they were meant to be felt, and receive the reward of a more truthful perspective?
Will you continually strive for more truth, enabling you to show more perfect love, until you allow God to do for you and speak for you every minute of every day?
This is what we were designed for. This is why we are here. This is a purpose that builds something eternally. This is being ...