I have come across a few posts here on Word press of people talking about how we as a culture have lost our childlike qualities as human beings. One person wrote how she hates what comes with being an adult. As we leave childhood we are made to think that all the things of being a child are useless and futile in the adult realm, but after you have been grown up awhile we see that being a child wasn’t so bad after all.
It’s the memories of having a carefree existence that we long for. No responsibilities, dead lines, bills, mortgage, car repairs, houses to clean, kids to feed, laundry to do, lawns to mow, etc… These are the things of the WORLD that Jesus was talking about that we aren’t suppose to carry. The future can be a big load to carry if we choose to. This is why Jesus has told us to live only for Today. The cares of tomorrow bring with it, it’s own trouble. Matthew 6: 25-34,
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
We can still function as we need to in the earthly realm while still having a childlike heart. From what I have been experiencing lately, I am learning that remembering what made me happy growing up can be replayed in my life and give me that same fulfillment. This began with my dream I had with Jesus. The movie Romeo and Juliet was in my dream with Him. I watched it the next day and remembered how I fell in love with it when I was 14. It took me back to that place in my heart. It felt good. So then I started remembering some music I used to like from Enigma and Kate Bush. The Enigma music with the Gregorian chants is what I liked. This led me to the native american chant song Yeha Noha. Which is my favorite song now because it speaks love to me. I have been researching the songs I liked back then and have found that they all have something in common, LOVE. Could it be that we hate being adults because we are really missing real love in our lives? As we age we forget what real love, real enjoyment truly is. We are brainwashed by society to be fake til we make it. All this fakeness is robbing us of our true identity!
If you are longing for a more fulfilled life go back to your innocence, what ever that is for you. For me it has been this music. I have never felt closer to Jesus except for when I got saved for real. In order to come to Jesus we do have to become like a child. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18:3. Open your heart, let it melt into His. Remember who you were, who you still are. Who God created you to be. This is your authentic self screaming to come out of the dark. Like Rob Thomas says in this song, Let it Go…