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As time passes and I get
older wiser, I watch my children develop into little people with their own ideas, thoughts, opinions and personalities. However challenging parenting may be, I’m always learning from my children! A child’s love is unconditional, imagination vivid, creativity unique…I’m sure you get the picture. Children live with no fear, no limits, no restraint of just being, and creating themselves through their own curiosity and belief.
Now of course, a parent’s job is to teach boundaries and consequences. But when do we ever have to put a stop to creating ourselves? Children don’t find who they are, they create! “I’m a princess!” “I’m a firefighter!” “I’m Batman!” (Okay, that last one was my oldest son’s favorite phrase during his toddler/preschool years.)
Every time I read these words (below) I have to stop and reassess how I’m living my life.
Am I finding myself or creating my life to its fullest potential? God is Creator, as clearly stated in Genesis 1:1, and I am in no way taking that place. I have learned His plans are always greater than my own. I do believe He has created me, and you, for a purpose.
How I live my life is a direct reflection of His work in me. When I think of finding myself, I would have to be lost first. As the song so beautifully goes: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost but now am found… God through his amazing grace found me, at my weakest, at my worst, and showed me His perfect love. When I felt unworthy, He said “you’re worth it all!” (John 3:16)
Having already been found, and valued, by the Creator of all, it’s up to me to create myself, through His guidance, into the woman, wife and mother He has intended me to be.
The most important lesson I’ve learned from my children, is that, as a daughter of The King, it’s okay to ask my Heavenly Father for help with the small tasks of my daily life. As I approach my days with childlike excitement, and firm belief in God and my abilities through Him who gives me strength (Philippians 4:13), I am curious to looking back years down the road and seeing the beautiful life created through this journey.
What is your approach to life?
Are you finding yourself, or creating yourself?