It causes me to cherish my girls even more. I think the enemy wants parenting to feel difficult at times. Us to be paralyzed by fear of messing up, trapped in what others may think of us, making decisions out of fear instead of worrying less and seeing our children as the little powerhouses that they are. Little carriers of the same powerful Holy Spirit that we carry... humble babes with snotty noses, dirty diapers, temper tantrums, so unafraid, authentic and real, blatant and truthful about everything they feel and think, in awe and wonder of so many things, easily accepting supernatural truth of the wonders and mysteries of God... quite comfortable with it all.
Imagine if we could all remain that way!
One-hundred percent untarnished, completely honest and pure in our perspective of the world... untethered by twisted thinking, people pleasing, fear of failure, insecurities. Remaining 100% confident of just how beautifully and wonderfully we are made. Wow. What an amazing, powerful people we would be!
Is it possible?
We don't live in a vacuum. We are exposed to hurt and pain, to false securities that the worlds says are worthy of our lives' devotion. We hear words that bring us down and cause us to doubt our true identity. All this is true.
But... I refuse to stop there...
I will cling to John 14:12-14.
I will claim that power for my family. We are powerful... we have the ability to make positive changes in our world--to love unconditionally, to heal the sick and brokenhearted, to bring beauty and inspiration to our own corners of the world, to remind others that they ARE important, beautiful & worthy.
So, today I honor the children. May we attempt to become like them. They are powerful world changers right now... as they are. Jesus, a very babe--divinity dwelling in a child.
Is it possible? You bet it is.