Freedom to be ourselves!
It is very true that we are all born with an innate freedom in our spirit, unconstrained, unrestricted, and able to express ourselves freely! I remember my eldest son’s third birthday, he had a Batman dressing-up suit and a Batman figure among his presents. Straight away he had to put the dressing-up suit on to play. Later, I took him out to the local park – still dressed as Batman. I remember him running down a slope to the children’s play area, clutching the toy figure in his hand. Now he had the full suit on and his cape was flying out behind him, as he shouted Baaaatmaaan!! He drew a few looks from some of the other families and particularly from older children. He was, however, completely oblivious, enjoying his new gifts to the full.
Self aware and self conscious!
Somewhere along the way we become self-conscious. We become more concerned with what other people think – was it by his fourth or fifth birthday? Later than that I hope. Of course, we do need to teach and guide children to be self-aware. To start to consider the affect of their words and actions on other people. At the same time, though, it is a shame to lose some of the spontaneity and freedom.
There is a child-like simplicity that we should seek to return to when we are born-again. When we come to that place of acknowledging the Lord Jesus as our Saviour, everything changes. Trusting in our Heavenly Father, we are given the freedom to be ourselves, secure in the knowledge of His love for us!
Father God I am loved by you, I am precious in your sight. All of my quirks and foibles, made by you, so that's alright.
This post is part of the Five Minute Friday writing community link up. We write for five minutes on a one word prompt – today’s word was ‘Born’
Some of the other linkups I join can be found here.