That’s what I want to see when I interact with the little ones all around me. Beyond and greater than those “problem behaviors” is their need for guidance. Like a sheep simply in need of a shepherd.
I choose to stay childlike in my relationship with God. Vulnerable, trusting, dependent and in love. You can do the same. I am confident that the one who is my shepherd will always guide and correct me in love.
For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.
Matthew 18:2-5 MSG