Do you remember when you were a kid and had that unrestrained enthusiasm for life? You were full of hope for the future and excited about how things would turn out for you. You believed that you had unlimited possibilities and could do or be whatever you wanted. Then, you got a little older and got introduced to the real world where things don’t work out and many good-hearted people took it upon themselves to educate you about being “realistic” and not to “get your hopes up” and convinced you to settle for a life of mediocrity. After all, who exactly do you think you are with your “pie in the sky” dreams? Life is difficult and filled with unsolvable problems and there is nothing you can do about it. Or, life is not fair and no-one gets out of it alive anyway. Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. Well, here is another newsflash: those people were wrong! When you were young and didn’t know better (or supposedly didn’t know better) you didn’t put limits on things. You enjoyed your life; you enjoyed playing and having fun; you didn’t worry about how your needs were going to be met, you just lived. Then, somehow, somewhere, in some way, someone talked you out of your hopes and dreams assuming that, that was maturity because long ago they were talked out of their hopes and dreams…That isn’t maturity, that’s a life that sucks! Sure we all grow up and have to take on responsibilities that we didn’t have when we were kids, but that doesn’t translate to an adult life of misery. If that were the case no-one should grow up, right?!
God intended for life to be a joy and full of blessings. God says that He desires above all things that we should prosper and be in health. Well, if he desires it then He certainly must be capable of carrying it out. We can be reasonably sure (sarcasm intended) that there is no power greater than God’s power! BUT…and that’s a big but, God is limited to what you and I expect and believe. God gave us free will and part of that free will is being able to make decisions about what we are going to believe and accept vs. what we are going to refuse and reject. See what happened when you got all growed-up? (country-speak) You stopped believing in the unlimited and settled for the limited, the finite, the supposed “real.” You got real smart and your real smart reasoning said “how can it be?” You traded in your youthful enthusiasm for that “same-ol, same-ol” that you saw the rest of the adults living in. In short, you got talked out of the truth that you unknowingly started life with. Hmmm…okay you need some evidence?
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:1-4
Children, little children, believe! They are humble little creatures. They don’t have 50 arguments against what you tell them (well, before they reach age 15 anyway), they just accept things as truth and keep on moving. Now obviously there are limitations to the analogy because you can also easily talk them into giving you their lunch money (smile). But, the point is children are fantastic, little believers. They don’t put limits on things and because they don’t they are just happy. If they have unmet needs they are relentless about getting those needs met. They don’t settle for “that’s the way it is” or just move ahead unhappy and depressed.
So how about you and me? When did we get so smart that we believed something was impossible; some disease incurable; some desire of our heart unattainable? That ain’t smart folks! Case in point:
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Psalms 103:3
May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalms 20:4
Seems like the smart thing to do is to put your confidence in the limitlessness of God! Let’s be honest here, what you have been doing ain’t working so well is it? That whole figure it out yourself thing is exhausting at best. Or how about that fear that besieges you day by day? Fear of disease, fear of not having enough, fear of poverty, fear of responsibility, fear of death, fear of the future blah blah blah, blah blah blah… Exhausting! God doesn’t want you to be worn out by life. And, the reason you get worn out is because YOU ARE TRYING TO DO IT ALL BY YOURSELF! (Yelling! 🙂 ) There is an easier way and that “way” you practiced freely when you were a youngster. That way is found in believing in the limitlessness of God and learning how to receive what He has already made available to you. That my friends is the only way…
So, why not make the decision to learn more about Him. You will find that some of the silly stuff you have heard about Him simply ain’t true! Our God is a God of abundance. He is a God of love. He is the originator of happy, peaceful, blessed, assured, successful, plenty and good times. (Let the good times roll…) He is quite capable of doing for you what you cannot do for yourself. He can do the impossible! He can heal, repair, restore or fix anything! He will give you the desires of your heart. He is God folks and He is pretty awesome! (smile)
Decide right now that you will not spend another pitiful moment being a good, boring, dutiful, boring, almost dead adult. (two borings don’t make an exciting) Live life man! Experience life! Expect good things. Expect abundance no matter what the dum dum economists say! Everything you excitedly thought about life when you were a kid is still true! All you gotta do is get off the pedestal of “I already know” and humble yourself like the heart of a child.
May our wonderful, loving heavenly Father give you all the desires of your heart!