Do you ever wonder when you grew up? Now I am not talking literally growing up in terms of height, age and stature. It’s more of an inside thing I’m meaning.
I watch my children as they play with a sense of awe and wonder. They have a fantastical imagination. They see joy in EVERYTHING. They are LOUD and FUN. (Remind me of this when I’m shushing them, OK!!??) They want to play games, make stuff out of nothing and invent jokes that sometimes make no sense. They want us to laugh with them as they giggle hysterically. Right now, as I type, they are jumping on the bed wearing pirate hats and shouting, “IT’S A PIRATE LIFE!! IT’S A PIRATE LIFE!”
Remember those times?
When did I grow up??
Not that I never have fun, laugh, or imagine. If you read my blog you know I do. But I feel like I have to force it a little bit more. It’s not as natural as it once was.
How did this happen? I didn’t give my body and mind permission to slow down the fun train!
I always dreamed of getting married, buying our first house, paying bills, being a Mom but I dreamed of it as an adventure. I am doing all those things I dreamed of, but have I lost my sense of adventure? Why do we let things become chores and a reason for anxiety?
This brings me back to something I’ve touched on before. God is in control. He has His glory and OUR best interests in His firm hands. NOTHING can happen that is not meant to. I am here as HIS vessel, HIS princess. We teach our children that they are princes and princesses, CHILDREN OF THE KING. We tell them not to worry, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” It’s time to remember this as adults. He will help us and guide us. He wants us to be happy in the joy found in Him. EMBRACE JOY again.
“We know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
Lord, help me to find joy in EVERYTHING again. SEE things through the eyes of my children. EXPERIENCE love, laughter, faith, and LIFE as they do. Make it natural. Though I see and experience trials and sadness in this world, let me never stop seeing YOUR world and THIS life through the eyes of my children.