"Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
Seth is my three year old brother. He's a kid. He thinks like a kid, loves like a kid, and plays like a kid.
Do you ever just want that innocent playful life you lived as a kid?
I want to run around squealing without caring what my neighbors think; I want to play; I want to believe in Santa again; and I want to continue to view my parents as invincible. Here is where the problem lies: I have lost my child-like faith. I have lost sight of the child in me. What is it about growing up that makes us forget what it's like to be a kid?
The innocence of the child in me is gone. I'm surrounded by a world that feeds me lies about what is expected of me. I have lost my freedom to be silly. Now, I'm not blaming the world. I gave it up.
I did not have to believe I wasn't smart enough, pretty enough,...or so on and so on. I lost sight of the truth- I was created in His image. I have forgotten what it's like to be a kid and not care what people think. Beyond not caring, not even thinking about someone having an opinion of me.
I think this is the truth behind why I lost my child-like faith. For some of you, it may be life just became too busy. Whatever YOUR reason, we have a sisterhood in our struggle. I have never met a person who has said they have NEVER felt this way. Now, this may not be something you struggle with presently, but I believe we all have at some point in our lives.
So, let's reclaim this child-like faith. It's ours for the taking. That kid is still living in you.
Today, I think I have played more than I have in a while and it felt GREAT!
I believe child-like faith is taking each day as it comes and filling it with fun, toys, and laughter.
So let's do it!
Play, Laugh, and Praise Him,