There is a difference between being an “Adult child” and “Child-like”.
“Adult child” behavior is paranoid and fears that you will never be good enough, please others enough or be truly valued by others simply by being “yourself ” rather than a self created persona.
Jesus fully knew when He submitted as God to come to earth as a Savior, that He would be vulnerable and totally dependent on a pair of young parents on earth, but they were guided by scriptures and the “Voice From Heaven.”
Friend! You do not need to fear that you are not good enough or do not do enough or are not perfect enough to please God!
He wants you and I to fully trust Him like a wee child does an honest and loving parent. No performance needed to be accepted into the arms of heaven. NO!
Simply, like a child would, ask your Heavenly Father to fully come into every broken and weak place of trust in your life. Give Him your full heart like a child, reaching up with your arms towards His that are opened wide to pull you into His safe embrace.
Let go of your need to control your environment and those around you! Allow the loving Father in heaven to show you where you have hardened your heart to childlike trust and obedience.
Christ points to little children as the example to which the members of His Kingdom must surrender themselves.
“Truly, I say to you, unless you change heart and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” (Matthew 18:3-4).
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.