An honest answer to that question depends on an honest admission of one’s attitude. It has nothing to do with one’s age.
Someone young at heart has written:
I have become quite a frolicsome gal. I am seeing five gentlemen every day.As soon as I wake, Will Power helps me get out of bed. Then I go to see John. Then Charlie Horse comes along, and when he is here is takes a lot of my time and attention. When he leaves Arthur Ritis shows up and stays the rest of the day. He doesn’t like to stay in one place very long, so he makes me take him from joint to joint. After such a busy day I’m really tired and glad to go to bed with Ben Gay. What a life!
Our major battle is not with age. We are all involuntary victims of that. There is no choice in growing older. Our challenge is whether we will be mature—if we will have a positive, grounded, mindful attitude. Age is a matter of fact. Maturity is a matter of choice.
Hebrews 5:14-6:1 says: “14 But solid food is for the mature, for those whose faculties have been trained by practice to distinguish good from evil. 6 Therefore let us go on toward maturity, leaving behind the basic teaching about Christ and not laying again the foundation: repentance from dead works and faith toward God.”
You are I are growing older. That’s automatic. But that does not necessarily mean we are mature. Maturity happens when we control our attitude and keep it focused in the right direction. God’s goal is that we maintain maturity. God’s specialty is bringing newness of life and fullness. Maturity is having balance, stability, confidence, and peace. In maturity is joy.
See you in church as we wrap up our study of Philippians,