Feeling like a Nine Year Old…

For about a week and a half… A conversation has resonated in my mind…

I was in the car on the way to a birthday party… The nine year old girl in the backseat said, “will we have to pay for tickets to the Beyoncé concert?!”…

Her aunt and I immediately giggled… And then I said, “sweetheart, between your aunt and father… You’ll never have to pay for a concert ticket”…

Now the girl is only nine… Meaning she hasn’t quite realized who her father is yet… It hasn’t registered with her that she has benefits that most children will only dream about…

She has yet to “get” that she is capable of asking for so much… And that she doesn’t have to worry about going without…

So… Right now… I feel like this nine year old…

I haven’t quite realized who my Father in Heaven is… I don’t see that I am capable of asking for so much… I don’t yet see that He owns everything… It hasn’t registered with me that it’s His good intention to give me the Kingdom… And that He delights in seeing me happy…

Because… Like so many… Our mindsets aren’t in a place of royalty… We more so believe we have to work hard… That we have to prove that we are a child of God…

But… Like this nine year old… I truly believe… Soon… I am going to realize who I am as a child of God… And I believe that when I do… Well I’ll begin to realize I never ever had anything to worry, fear or be anxious about…

And I believe I’ll see my Father in a new way… For who He is and how He works… For the things He does for those He loves…

And… How effortless it is for Him to just “get” the Beyoncé tickets…

Sons and Daughters… of the King

IMG_6998Living in the land of smoke and mirrors… A place that seems to be a world within itself… Focused on self…

Well it’s taught me so much…

And recently the lesson I’m learning is changing my life…

Because it’s changing my perspective…

As I look around at the celebrity children that surround me… The ones I care for… And others I come in contact with… Well I’m learning that these kids have an inheritance based around the benefits of being the sons and daughters of whom ever there famous parents are…

Because in this world… In this world their parents are basically considered kings and queens of different industries… Whether they’ve been on top or they are on top… People have a certain amount of respect for the children of the “kings and queens” of this land…

And I say all of this because this truth is changing my life… Because it’s showing me that we… As believers in Christ truly are sons and daughters of God… And being sons and daughters… We should have a certain mentality that says, “my father in Heaven is the top. He reigns over the unseen spiritual world. And we have a great inheritance”…

An inheritance that should be seen and respected in the physical… Just like I see these celebrity children respected in the physical…

But… We just don’t have that mentality yet… As sons and daughters of God… Far too many of us walk around with our heads low to the ground… Believing God is our father… But also believing that we have to do a list of things in order to receive his love and great inheritance…

But… As I live… I don’t believe we have to “do” anything… We simply have to “be”… We have to be ourselves… We have to have truly be the children of the God in the unseen world…

And through that… Well our purpose on earth is fulfilled… Because then we are able to love our father as he loves us… And we are able to share that love with others that don’t yet realize they too can become children of the Most High God…

And in truth… I hope this truth inspires and motivates you to begin to change your thought life… To begin to think like the son or daughter… Like the prince or princess of God… Because within that type of mentality we can all become stronger and just live and fuller life…