SHE is sick of adulting
I love my job. I get to work with the super young adults of America in a preschool classroom two doors down from me. Although they may have only graced this earth for 3-5 years, they carry so much confidence in the world and what they can gain from it. At this age, their dreams to become superheroes are just one towel tied around the neck from becoming true. Just about any over dramatic movement like playing ‘monster’ or pretending to trip and fall will instantly make you the world’s best comedian. If their parent packs a lunchable for them, their day is automatically made. They still get nap time built into their schedule, Goldfish and juice centered snack times, and recess on the playground.
That’s the life.
For most of these kids, the hardest decision will present itself on the playground when they must decide between the slide or the swings first. They play carelessly in the dirt and sand without caring about how dirty they will become. Most of their decisions are made without hesitation or fear.
I admire these tiny humans for their fearlessness and their carefree lifestyle. As I’ve grown older, life grew a lot tougher than the issues I faced with a juicebox in hand. Lunch is no longer a surprise because I’m the one who meal prepped it. Naps are a luxury. And now I avoid the dirt and sandboxes because I can’t afford to get my work clothes dirty.
Being an adult requires us to make informed decisions, plan ahead, and make tough sacrifices. Adulting is hard. It’s funny how hard we tried to grow up when we were young only to wish we could enjoy the young life when we get older. Although our bodies and minds may mature, Christ still wants us to be like a child.
“Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
Now He’s not calling us to go back to the sandbox or to start sucking our thumbs. He wants our response to His word and to His presence to be like that of a child.
As a child you don’t worry about your necessities.
As a child you trust your parent’s when He says He will do something.
As a child you are obedient to what you are told to do.
As a child you aren’t too afraid to call out for help and are confident that your Father will take care of it.
Christ knows that we will face hardships and tough decisions in life.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
That’s why He calls us to take on our child-like attitudes when we face those times in our life when adulting is hard.
As HIS child we don’t worry about our necessities being met.
As HIS child we can trust Him when He says He will do something.
As HIS child we should be obedient to what we are told to do, and know that it’s for a purpose.
As HIS child we don’t have to be afraid to call out for help because we are confident that our Father will take care of it.
Take advantage of your opportunity to take a break from adulting today and allow yourself to be a child in Christ.
What are some child-like characteristics you could take on in your spiritual life?