This will be brief...already you're captivated.
You already don't believe me. What is this going to say that I don't already know? What is this going to say that I haven't already tried? We are a cynical lot all...it's okay~ God knows this about you and me and isn't less willing to help us.
I start be recognizing that I don't know what God really wants. Of course He wants me to be conformed to the image and likeness of His Son Jesus Christ but I must confess that my immediate thought doing this, child that I am, is growing a beard, buying some (new) sandals (maybe Keens because I need a new pair...perhaps they're on sale in Winter?) and wandering about the resort areas I live closest to and calling the Bourgeois of our world to repentance and acceptance of reality. The good part is that I know that first of all God wants me to see that I am a child of His. What is a child?
A child is one that is small, powerless, silly, sensitive, boisterous, prone to foolish flights-of-fancy, jealous, greedy, idealistic, prideful, tender, needy, forgetful, funny, self-centered, messy and unaware of real danger just to name a few. But mothers and fathers know, also, this about their children...their parents would walk through a burning building, step in front of a speeding car, and without thought swim through shark infested waters to save their little ones. God, your Father, has done this for you.
God wants you to be His child today...and every day. Don't worry about your faults...they are too numerous to count anyway. Simply say to the Lord, "Father, I am sorry, please pick me up and hold me close and I'll be happy." This is what God wants from you. You will mature only in His arms and by His care and by the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary. Don't lose your trust~ you will be just fine little one.