The Man I Might Have Been

One of the things I love about Max is how much we look alike. There’s something about imagining a little version of yourself running up to you and loving who you are as an adult.
What does that look like for you?

What if the child you were ran up to you today?
Saw this a while back, looked in the mirror and smiled.
“Across the fields of yesterday,

He sometimes comes to me

A little lad just back from play –

The boy I used to be.

He looks at me so wistfully

When once he’s crept within

It is as if he hoped to see

The man I might have been.”

-Author unknown.
I can’t imagine that poem without Jesus, without receiving His forgiveness, forgiving myself, and forgiving others.
With Him, however, I have ‘childlike’ forgiveness and innocence.
Paul writes:
“I was so enthusiastic I tried to hurt the church. No one could find fault with the way I obeyed the law of Moses. Those things were important to me, but now I think they are worth nothing because of Christ. Not only those things, but I think that all things are worth nothing compared with the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

Because of him, I have lost all those things, and now I know they are worthless trash. This allows me to have Christ and to belong to him. Now I am right with God, not because I followed the law, but because I believed in Christ. God uses my faith to make me right with him.” – Philippians 3:7-9
Enthusiasm? Passion? Certainly not in stuff, station, or story!
“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1
Are you living everything you hoped for?
No?
GOOD!!
Then you’ve more to live for!!
Pursue God. Allow Him to stir up your passions and through them, experience that twinkle in your eye and that giddy bounce in your step!
Oh, and if you happen to run into that little version of yourself, love ’em.
You can’t love others until you do.
“The second command is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.'” – Mark 12:31
Jesus says so.

2017-07-06T21:21:29+00:00

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