It’s amazing how one small red and white sippy cup can
create so much frustration and even temper tantrums. You see, a few
months back my little grandson was being weaned off the bottle … to the sippy
cup… cold turkey!
No other way to do it; given the choice he always chose the bottle.
He could not see the bigger picture like
we could. It was a battle of the wills! He certainly did not want
to surrender his “rights” to the bottle, his comfort zone.
So like us… we think we know best.
We like our comfort zones. Then… God asks us to surrender something…. something
out of our comfort zone, one of our “rights”. Oh the fits we pitch,
digging in our heels with a defiant “NO” or a tearful, fearful “I can’t” …. But
FINALLY, after much struggle, we surrender. It’s only then we realize the
joy and greater freedom that is ours.
If only we could have made one little
blonde-haired little boy understand, it would have saved him so much
turmoil.And God is probably saying to us,” If only you
would understand the joy and freedom that awaits if you'd just surrender!Trust Me in this…I love you too much to leave
you in your comfort zones”