Yeah. You know what I’m talking about. I see you nodding your head already. How many adults do you know that have never become adults? These are the people who still don’t know high school is over. They revel in teenage drama, expecting everything to be about “me me me.” They blame others for their problems, instead of taking responsibility. They look for the easy way out, instead of doing something right. They want others to do things for them, instead of learning how to do it for themselves.
Grown-ups who refuse to be grown-ups is one of my biggest pet peeves. For some reason they seek out the childish drama of life. It’s as if it gives them some kind of crack rush. And they whine. OH they whine. They whine about the unfairness of life and about the meanness of others and about how so-and-so didn’t pay them enough attention.
It’s an obsession. It’s selfish megalomania about the importance of their own trivial lives, without an inkling of ambition to better that life. At some point you’ve got to put the Superman undies and Snow White panties back in the drawer. You’ve got to realize that as an adult, as a parent, there are more important things than yourself.
It’s called maturity, folks. And it’s high time a lot of grown-ups learned what that word means.
We have an immaturity epidemic in our society and in our churches. Children learn how to be adults by the examples of the adults with the greatest influence in their lives. And when those adults, those parents, are really still children in grown-up bodies, what hope do the kids have of becoming mature adults?
And what about the churches? We put the most spiritually immature, biblical untrained, barely out of puberty kids in charge of our youth and we call them “Youth Ministers.” These pseudo-grownups train our youth to be spiritually immature, biblical untrained, and barely out of puberty Christians. It’s no wonder 90% of youth abandon the church after high school. It’s because we’ve got kids teaching kids what it means to be an adult. What we should be doing is seeking out mature and trained leaders to trust with our youth.
It’s high time we had a return to maturity and high expectations for adults. When we see childishness in an adult, instead of shaking our heads and walking away, we need to get in their faces and tell them to GROW UP!
I’m tired of putting up with childish adults. I shouldn’t have to pander to their selfishness just to keep peace. I think I’ll go collect me a stash of adult underwear and panties to hand out to childish adults whenever they’re being especially immature. And when they ask me what they’re for, I’ll say, “You’re too old for the cartoony stuff. They’re cutting off the blood flow to your grown-up parts. Go change.”
That’s my rant for today. If it offends you, good. Maybe you’ll take the hint.