When we are children, there are almost no limits to the amount of wonder and excitement we have about the world around us. We could have an adventure playing in the backyard or just going to the grocery store. It didn’t matter if it was the first time we’d done something or the hundredth, we could still have a blast every time. When you’re young, there are naturally going to be lots of “firsts” – walking, talking, going off to school, learning to ride a bicycle, etc. But just because you’ve grown up, doesn’t mean you have to stop experiencing the world with curiosity and a sense of wonder.
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
But sometimes we forget this in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We can get caught up in our jobs, household chores, bills and appointments. With so much to get done, how are we supposed to feel childlike?
We might not have four hours to chase fireflies around like we did when we were children, but we can still view the world with the same wonder. Really look at the world around you as you drive into work every day. Or better yet, take different routes each day and notice new things you haven’t seen before. Take that art or dance lesson that you’ve always wanted to try. Sign up for a college course on a topic that interests you.
Engaging your curiosity and wonder for life, helps keep you open to new experiences. And those things you never thought you’d do, or never thought you could do, often end up being some of the best experiences of your life. You can do all things through Christ, so life is yours to live!
Have you lost your sense of childhood wonder and curiosity?
What are some things you can change in your everyday life to get that wonder back?