For myself, all of the above has been at least, partly true.
My childhood was over when I turned 13. Not that I lost my innocence, or became a rebellious teen. Mostly it was I knew something was different. And my parents were encouraging me to grow up, to mature.
There are still things today that I don’t know, simply because I have chosen not to know them. Some might call that naivety, I call it discernment.
I’ve had my ups and downs. There have been times, especially as my work load and responsibilities increase, that I have longed, half-heartedly, for my childhood.
That’s why I feel for Peter Pan.
I think I understand his struggle – why he didn’t want to grow up, become an adult, but always remain a child with no worries, fears or concerns.
That is really sad though.
Growing up is exciting! It brings with it a lot of challenges, but none of them too difficult for us to overcome.
All in all, I would have to say that I love being an adult, and look forward to the future with high expectations for myself, and hopes of achieving the dreams I have.
Do you feel for Peter Pan? Do you wish you could go back to your childhood or are you satisfied with being an adult, teen or older person?
but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—