When Do I Stop Being a Child?

How often in our growing up years we feel certain we are ready to make our own decisions! Then the big problem is with our parents. They aren't so sure. Sometimes they're sure, but in the wrong way. What can we do to let our parents know that we have grown up? Maybe we have to really show them that we have "put away childish things." ("When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.") I Cor. 13:11;

One great example of childishness is accepting information from people who don't really know. You have grown up if you can tell the difference between someone who pretends to know what he is talking about and one who really does. And how do you tell? You have to have within you a real feeling for the source of information. Where it comes from, what's back of it. And this you can't get just from somebody you like; you have to get it from the source of your being, from God.

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