“Mom… everything will NOT be okay until I have a dog!”
Morning conversations with my 6 year old son.
I hadn’t downed my first cup of coffee yet and he was in tears over a dog. Seeing as it was only 7 in the morning… I chalked it up to ‘being a bit early for him.’
It really will be okay
“Everything WILL be okay without a dog” I tried explaining to him. I mean really… But the whole conversation made me think of how I might have the same conversations with God.
“It wont be okay unless this happens. Or unless I have that…” Oh yes, I’ve most definitely had similar conversations with God.
I feel like He might look down on us the way I did my son (but with more grace)… “You really will be okay without it. It’s not necessary right now. Someday the timing will be better.”
He knows our wants and needs and, like me with my son, I believe He wants to bless us with them. If they are good and right for us. But we can get so caught up (I can anyway) with what I think I need now.
This makes me lose sight of what I do have. It makes me want to harbor jealousy. It makes me think I don’t have enough… It’s toxic!
Maybe we don’t have everything we want but maybe we don’t need everything we want either. Maybe it will distract, disappoint, or (and I’m just spit balling here) it wont be as grand as we think it will. Gods no’s and not right now’s have always been wrapped in protection.
Taking it to God
What I’ve had to do is take these feelings to God and let them rest there. Praying ‘your will be done,’ asking for peace and ultimately, His perfect timing.
He hears, He know’s, Hes listening. And He loves!