Reasons We Resist Becoming Mature

Artwork for Growing Up in God's Family

Tough though it may be to admit it, most of us resist growing up. We say all the things that suggest otherwise, but in reality, we resist launching out into the ocean of adulthood. We much prefer the security of the shoreline—being able to touch bottom, not having to hassle with the swells, currents, and windstorms of the vast sea with all its demands. Give us the safety of the harbour any day! But God would have us brave the elements, to risk, to become models of maturity…to grow up. It seems only logical that we spend a little while analyzing why there is such a strong resistance within us to move on into the responsibilities and challenges of adulthood.