“Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable, and learn about heaven’s kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child, you will never be able to enter in. Matthew 18:3 TPT.
Still wondering why becoming like a child is a pre-requisite for admission into the Kingdom of heaven. The simplicity of a child is amazing. This is best captured by the Smart poem by Shel Silverstein
My dad gave me a one-dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!
And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes — I guess he didn’t know
That three is more than two!
Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!
And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!
And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head —
Too proud of me to speak!
A child sees life in its simple form, not complex. So we need to take life in its simple format.
Going with the scripture above, the “Kingdom of heaven” could mean one most desired dream: the dream house, the dream family, the result one yearns for. Thus, to get that dream, there must be a change of thoughts and become teachable and simple like a child in the approach to life.
One way to apply these principles from a child is when it comes to achieving our goals in life, one needs to imbibe the lesson from a child. A child has no ego to protect when it comes to what he or she wants. As far as they are concerns, the only answer they understand and expect is “YES,” so they keep at it until they get the “Yes.” For them, NO means come in the next few minutes. They wait a while and go again, they are not afraid to ask the same person who told them no again. They keep on asking until they get what they want even if they have to bypass mummy to daddy who will say yes to the ice cream or the things they want.
However, as adults, we tend to protect our ego, we take “No” too often, and we are afraid to go back to knock the same door where we have been told No. We felt it is degrading, but in fact, it is one’s ego that we are smooching and protecting. So, what is that thing that we desire, if we really want it, keep at it until the No turns to
Another thing about a child is the abundance of their mind. A child sieve life through abundance, he does not see smallness, it focuses on abundance only.
To win and earn the success will crave for, we need to get our mind condition to live life with the intensity of a child and to think and handle situations with the abundance mind of a child. Keep winning