Childlike not Childish

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I recall a photograph I took as a kid during one of my birthdays, I posed with a computer. It is not like I knew how to use a computer at that age, but seeing my dad always using one and having a number of computers around me, I began to imitate my dad and picked up more than a thing or two from him.

Children are known to imitate grownups (seeing them as a guide to follow) around them either positively or negatively. As believers, we are also to imitate the HOLY ONE who made us in His image. It was not meant for us to have a planned out Christian life and execute it. When we surrender our all to Christ, we become a version of Him (Christians), an exact replica of Him here on Earth. For us to grow in every sphere of life and be the exact replica of Christ, we must become childlike and this means being teachable, trusting, humble and forgiving.

“Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable like a little child , you will never be able to enter in.

Matthew 18:3 (TPT)

“I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 18:3 (AMP)

Becoming childlike requires us having a change in our mindset. When I say ‘trusting’, I do not mean trusting man (man is prone to disappoint), I mean trusting God completely to direct and guide us in all we do. When we put our trust in God, we will not be disappointed.


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Beautiful blessings.

Author: Iretiogo Reju

I am a Christian, Geologist and Environmental Enthusiast

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