I’ve been thinking about growing up...

How Do You Grow (All The Way) Up?

Gain Awareness – Romans 14:12
Be responsible with your body, feelings, attitudes, behaviors, abilities and wants

Define Who You Are – Proverbs 15:2
Use wisdom in saying what you think, what you feel, what you like, what you desire and what you will do 

Define Who You Are Not – Proverbs 2:6-9; Proverbs 15:1
Say what you do not agree with, do not like and will not do with gentleness

Develop the “No” Muscle – James 5:12
Learn to say NO to some things to make room for saying YES to others

Stop Blaming Others – Genesis 3:12
Embrace your own pain and the consequences of your own actions

Stop Playing Victim – Psalm 25:12
Realize you have choices – seek to make wise choices and own them

Persevere – James 1:4
Continue on in spite of difficulty or opposition

Become Active, Not Reactive – I John 4:10
Be an initiator, not a reactor - choose how you will behave

Set Limits – Ephesians 5:15-17
Stay on mission 

Choose Values – I Peter 1:18; 2 Peter 1:5-8
Define who you want to be and where you want to go 

Practice Self-Control – Galatians 5:22-23
Strike a balance between satisfying your desires and restraining them

Accept Others - Romans 15:7
Welcome others – love and accept them for who they are

Be Honest – Proverbs 3:3; Psalm 51:6
Be genuine and sincere in all you say and do 

Challenge Distorted Thinking – Ephesians 5:11
Identify your distortions and act in accordance with the truth

Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects unto Him, who is the head, even Christ. 
Ephesians 4:15