“Guess what!” said my sister to her six year old son. “You get to have a very special job in Beck and Tim’s wedding. You are going to be a page boy and you will get to wear a suit!”
“Great!” Levi replied. “I’ll wear my Ironman suit!”
My nephew loves Ironman. Every chance he gets he dresses up in his Ironman suit and his whole persona changes. When you ask him what he is going to be when he grows up, the answer is pure and simple. He is going to be Ironman. He once remarked that he would be a coffee maker on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a chiropractor on Fridays, but he would have to wear his suit just in-case.
You just never know when the world will need Ironman, you see.
It’s very cute, but it’s also very interesting. What is it about him that identifies so strongly with this superhero? I believe that children live in the realm of the imagination. They live from a place of complete freedom where there is no limitations. It’s innate. They live in the future. It’s how we are created to be.
I could easily write it off as stupid and a silly childhood dream, but maybe it’s more than that. Maybe on the inside of Levi, something in his spirit tells him he is going to be a hero. Maybe he is going to save lives, and change a bit of the world. If you look at it like that, aspiring to be Ironman isn’t really that silly. In fact, it’s wonderful.
As humans, we are a three part being. We live in a body, we have a soul and we are a spirit. Your body is your house. You need to look after it because it’s the only one you have. Your life is confined to it.
Your soul is your mind, your will and your emotions.
Your spirit is the true you. It’s were your true self and future lies. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted to be.
Think about relationships for a moment. Sometimes you see someone and there is a physical attraction, but when you get to know them, there is no synergy. They may be a lovely person, but you just don’t “connect”. This is purely a physical attraction.
Others you meet you might “click” with right away. Your initial connection may be based on common interests, opinions, beliefs, yet as time goes on, though you enjoy these people, you end up as just acquaintances. This is a soul attraction.
The spiritual attraction is different. You meet these people and there is just a resonance there. The conversation is positive and inspiring. You begin to talk about what you can do. You cannot be with these people and not be inspired, and you feel better just for being with them.
I believe this is a spiritual connection. You meet someone and already you see you begin to move into your destiny. They unlock the realm of the imagination again and you begin to see life without limitations.
You may even be in completely different stages of life, but you begin to see that it’s not what you ‘do’ but it’s what you carry. Someone recently explained this to me as “it’s the frequency you carry”.
You might be completely broke, but you keep connecting to or being drawn to people who are very successful, or millionaires. It’s because on the inside of you, that’s your true self. You carry the frequency of a millionaire. You just have to connect to that and learn to walk in it.
Maybe you are constantly drawn to strong leaders. You just continually seek them out. If this is the case perhaps you’re called to lead and to be an agent of change.
Children live in this place of endless possibility. As life goes on, we learn fear and we see limitations. We get stuck where we are.
Some people however have learnt to live in the future. I recently spoke to Jamie McIntyre. A businessman who in his twenties went from being heavily in debt and sleeping on a friends couch to being a self made millionaire.
What was it that caused him to succeed?
He had the ability to be in the situation, but know that it’s not where he was meant to be. He had to look to the future and work backwards.
In the natural realm we work forward from the present. In the realm of the spirit, we work backward from the end. In Isaiah 46:10 we see that He knows the end from the beginning. That’s how God works. He doesn’t worry to much about the day to day struggles, he sees our potential and where we are going.
Maybe you’ve been a little bit stuck and overwhelmed by limitations? I would encourage you do think about the true you. Who you be if there was no limitations. I would also encourage you to look and identify some great connections with the right people. You can be who you dream to be.