EMOTIONAL MATURITY

EMOTIONAL MATURITY
11 Mar 2017

What is Emotion ?
•it signifies a reaction involving certain physiological changes, such as an accelerated or retarded pulse rate, the diminished or increased activities of certain glands, or a change in body temperature, which stimulate the individual, or some component part of his or her body, to further activity.

Bible Texts:
May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together — spirit, soul, and body — and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. 1 Thess 5:23 (THE MESSAGE)
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Prov.4:23 NLT
Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Prov 4:23 (The Message)

Introduction

Man is a spirit, he has a soul and he lives in the body

– Two parts of man
Inner Man: Spirit and Soul
Outer Man: Body
Spirit: Relates with celestial beings and environments

– Voice of your spirit is your conscience

Soul: Relates to earthly beings and earthly activities

– 4 compartment: Will, Imagination, mind & emotions

Body: Is the house of the inner man (2 Cor.5:1)
– The voice of the house is the 5 senses

Emotional Maturity-It shows whether we are in touch with our emotions and emotional reactions to the various people and situations we encounter.

4 Signs of Emotional Immaturity:

Emotional Volatility
Unhealthy Dependence
People-Pleasing
Severe Self-Centeredness

10 Signs of Emotional Matured Person

He accepts criticism gratefully, being honestly glad for an opportunity to improve.
He does not indulge in self-pity.
He controls his temper.
His feelings are not easily hurt.
He accepts the responsibility of his own actions without trying to “alibi.”
He has learned that he is not the arbiter of the universe and that he must often adjust himself to other people and their convenience.
He is a good loser.
He can endure defeat and disappointment without whining or complaining.
He does not worry about things he cannot help.
He is honestly glad when others enjoy success or good fortune.
He is open-minded enough to listen thoughtfully to the opinions of others.

5 Levels of E-Maturity

Level One Maturity -Basic Emotional Responsibility

When a person reaches level one of emotional maturity, they realize that they can no longer view their emotional states as the responsibility of external forces such as people, places, things, forces, fate, and spirits

Level Two Maturity -Emotional Honesty

Emotional honesty concerns the willingness of the person to know and own their own feelings
The issues of resistance to SELF-DISCOVERY are dealt with at this level
This is a necessary step to SELF-UNDERSTANDING and SELF-ACCEPTANCE

Level Three Maturity -Emotional Openness

This level concerns the person’s willingness and skills in sharing their feelings in an appropriate MANNER and at appropriate TIMES
Persons at this level experience and learn the value of ventilating feelings, and also the dangers involved in hiding feelings from self and others
SELF-DISCLOSURE is the important issue at this level

Level Four Maturity -Emotional Assertiveness

The person at this level enters a new era of positive SELF-EXPRESSION.
The primary goal here is to be able to ask for and to receive the nurturing that one needs and wants–first from self and then from others

Level Five: Maturity -Emotional Detachment

At this level true detachment from others has also occurred, which means that absolute emotional responsibility has been achieved

– I Thessalonians 4:4 “That every one of you should know how to posses his vessel in sanctification and honor

In Conclusion: E-Maturity includes:

>Self Awareness
>Self Regulation
>Self Motivation
>Empathy

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