I just wanted to share some thoughts about maturity and humbleness that were put on my heart. Typically, these are not two words that are seen together; however, I believe that when one lives with both qualities, they learn a unique balance that leads to success.
When I speak about maturity, I think about those who have developed in a specific area in which they dedicated much of their time toiling and growing in knowledge within that area. This could be development in a skill set, a career or even spiritual growth. Once we have moved from being a "baby" in that area and have grown into an "adult", sometimes it is easy to think that we know it all. This is a dangerous place to remain in because if we live in this pride, we are no longer open to instruction.
First and foremost, it will never be possible for us to "know it all." The society we live in today is constantly advancing and welcomes change every day. If you are someone that lives with the "adult" mentality, then you most likely are constantly fighting and resisting change because you are comfortable with what you already know. Unfortunately, staying in this place can cause you to hit a plateau-unable to reach higher levels of learning.
If you are someone who lives in the "baby" mentality, then you keep eyes wide open at the things you are unfamiliar with. It doesn't matter if you are learning from someone who is mature in their growth or just getting started like you – your ears are quick to listen to those around you because you are hungry to grow yourself.
Now, the key to finding success in this lifestyle is learning to balance the importance of remaining both mature and humble. Although it is necessary to have a "baby" mentality to stay hungry for growth, you are still not fully knowledgeable in the area you desire growth. People who stay in this place can soak up information that is not always accurate and that can be misleading. If you are mature in your walk, then you would be able to discern the truth from the lies, for not everything we hear is true. The one who is mature in their growth can stand firm in the knowledge they have learned to be true and lead others to mature growth.
Maturity makes us knowledgeable and humbleness keeps us hungry. Never think you can't learn from someone new in their walk towards growth.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”