Hmmm… The Peter Pan Approach

Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods
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Okay, what is going on? Two blogs I tag along with, emjayandthem and The Christian Woman, made references to Peter Pan. That is not a coincidence. Nothing happens by accident. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Hmmm… Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (1860–1937), who spends his perpetual childhood flitting about a small island as the alpha male in his gang of lost boys. This high-flying man-child and his band of submissive companions see the adult world as problematic, never develop wisdom in their choices, and possess a live-in-the-moment attitude. They want to be included but without responsibility.  They want to love but without commitment. They want the adventure without the hassle. They want to see the rainbow without dealing with the rain.

Hmmm… Are there times when we approach areas in our lives much like Peter Pan and his cronies, not wanting to grow up; not allowing a long-range outlook to give wisdom to our choices? (1 Corinthians 13:11) (1 Peter 2)

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3 thoughts on “Hmmm… The Peter Pan Approach

  1. Thanks for the Hmmm isaiah43123 – yes very True, Children are immature in their focus, no doubt why the Scriptures tell us to train up a child in the way they should go or that the heart of a child is foolish, they do indeed need direction.

    But as I was pondering on your Hmmm I remembered Paul talking about being Childish in our Faith 1 Corinthians 14:20 – 1 Corinthians 3:1-3

    Children don’t like to be corrected, they gang up on others and bully them or run them down to their mates, call them names, accuse them of bad things, their two faced and so it goes on and sadly this happens in Christian circles today too. It shows they are childish and immature and like children they hurt others but expect them to just accept it without responding to their hurt. I believe in Christ Jesus we are not to repay insult for insult but we are to rebuke and correct when needed but name calling is childish and using others mistakes to make a point is unloving .

    Wow you really do get me thinking or perhaps the Holy Spirit is meeting me at my point of need and reassuring me… You have been very much on my mind for a few days, I was distracted yesterday and didn’t get here, but this morning the need to visit you was very strong, thank you for the blessing you are.

    Christian Love Anne.

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    • Definitely, the Holy Spirit, Anne. My purpose is to share what God has been getting me to think about and in the process share His story. Thanks for being such an encourager and saying it like it is. Keep the faith. Karin

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  2. the eternal child is one that should be crucified with the flesh..for me it is most of my fleshly problems..thank you for this post. God Bless.-watw

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