Believe…Like a Child

Remember when you were a kid?

When you ran… you were fast. 

When you lifted something… you were strong.

When you could reach the sink… you were tall.


But pretty soon, you grew up and realized that someone was always faster, someone was always stronger, and someone was always taller and better than you.


When did we stop believing in ourselves? Was it when we started comparing? Or was it when we heard and believed, for the first time, the two little words that control a lot of our thinking: I can’t

Children don’t have to wait until everything is in order to go after something. They don’t care what others think, and failure is not even a thought.

So, is there a goal that seems out of reach? A dream you’ve put off because it overwhelms you? Is there a vision for your church, family or ministry that scares you into procrastination?


God believes in you, but do you believe in yourself?


“I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Luke 18:17 NLT

3 Responses to “Believe…Like a Child”

  • mike says:

    Yea!!! This is the highlight of my day! Thank you!!!! I was once smart, but not anymore. Sometimes, like today, I feel smart again.

  • Lulu says:

    Oh yeah. There have been lots of things that I felt I wasn’t good enough to do. I felt that I didn’t have this or that. It’s taken the help of my friends at church and me placing my trust in God that has helped me come out of the “I’m not” type of thinking.

  • Anna says:

    I would just like to thank Mike Hodnett for these insightful thoughts…

    LuLu–You have come such a long way in a short period of time… I’m so proud to watch the woman of God you are becoming…

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