How Do You Know?
I am a mom to 3 sons.
Although they are adults now, I can’t help but think back to the days when I would have to tell one of them (or all 3 of them at the same time, which was the WORST!) why they couldn’t go outside without a winter coat on, play one more game of football or basketball with the kids down the street, play one more video game, or about a million other things they didn’t want to stop doing throughout their growing years.
Some of those talks were easy, and some – not so much.
What stands out most (in my memory) is when they would go on and on – giving their 2 cents worth why it would be ok to continue doing whatever it was. I admit, there were times when I would give-in because I could see their point. But then, there were those countless times when I was worn down to the core and tired of trying to explain why – I would catch myself saying what I hated hearing my parents say when I would protest, “No! Because I said so!”
So, you’re probably wondering what on earth would make me think about this today?
There is something I’ve been praying about for a long time. (If you don’t believe in God or maybe do – but don’t really pray about things, I think you can still relate to wanting something so badly or hoping for something to change! And, on top of that – thinking about it every. single. day.)
I’m not going to share the specifics here, but the fact is – this one thing that I’ve prayed about hasn’t happened. Sometimes I feel like I’m a kid again – pleading my case in my prayers – giving all the reasons why He should let me have what I want.
Believe me, I know what I would say if someone else wrote that last sentence. I know it’s not about what we want. I know we should pray for HIS will. I realize the universe doesn’t revolve around me. I know, I know!
How do you know when you should accept things as they are….. as your answer?