Peter Pan Syndrome
There are basically 2 phases of manhood.
BOY ——- MAN and nothing in between. But something changed in our civilization. We created a third phase called adolescence. Now nothing really wrong with adolescence but most men today have embraced it so much that they have extended their adolescence to forever. It is an indefinite adolescence.
We call it the Peter Pan syndrome. They are the boys who will remain boys forever. They might get a wife, start a family but they will forever remain boys. Others call them BAN. A boy trapped in a man’s body. A boy who can shave.
What kills young men today is the worldly thinking that this extended ADOLESCENCE is acceptable, natural and unavoidable.
So when do we become a man?
Is it when we turn 18 and we can now buy a beer or is it when we get a wife. Honestly, the world doesn’t know because they have never defined it. In fact the latest invention of our world’s system is in creating genders. What started out as man and woman , has now been morphed into 5 genders namely :
3. HOMOSEXUAL MAN
4. HOMOSEXUAL WOMAN
The world is confused and I won’t be surprised that if the trend continues, we might be seeing 10 genders in our world. The Scripture talks about the transition from boy to man.
1 Corinthians 13:11
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
Here is where we were tricked: The world created this stage called ADOLESCENCE and made a created need for them. So they define what a real man by what he consumes and not what he produces.
“Drink this beer and you become a man”
“Smoke this cigar and you become a man.”
“Have sex with the girls and you become a man.”
Win the fantasy league, drive that car and you become a man and the thing is we BUY INTO THIS!!!!
MEN have become takers and not givers.
No wonder we are where we are today. It is time to bring back manhood. The real manhood. A biblical manhood.