One of the greatest joys of the kingdom is the freedom to be childlike. When we were young, we couldn’t wait to be older. Now that we’re older, we wish for youth. How delightful it is to be allowed to be a child again.
As a child, no matter how much I wanted to be grown-up, I never worried about car payments or house payments. I didn’t worry about grocery shopping or insurance. I fussed about doing homework and running outside to play. I remember skipping down the street on my way home from school and climbing trees just to sit there.
It is a great blessing from God to live with that kind of freedom. We can give Him all our cares and concerns and trust that He will work it out so we can enjoy life. It’s not being irresponsible, it’s actually a command. (1Pet 5:6-7)
God wants us to be carefree, because then we put all our hopes and trust in Him. He can manage so much more than we can anyway. If you are too serious, it’s time to lighten up and be a kid again. Stop worrying and have the kind of fun that you remember having before you became a grownup. It is a requirement of the kingdom. Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. (Mark 10:15)