Yesterday Kyle & I were driving down to the city… on our way down I happened to notice four white ducks… two were in a fenced-in yard and the other two were on the outside. The funny part was they were standing in front of each other just looking at one another other. I wondered if the one’s on the inside were wishing to be out or if the one’s on the outside were wishing to be in… or maybe both would be true of each pair. As the old adage goes, the grass is always greener or the other side of the fence.
Well, as we were driving I thought about this awhile and imagined the similarities here with us as individuals. It seems that we also tend to think that surely the grass is greener on the other side of fence. Whether it is with a job, having or not having children, living in the city or in the country, this house or that one… the list can go on… I am sure you can fill in with something as well. The fact of the matter is, as humans we can be a bit prone to wish for something else other than what we have. Where does this leave God in the picture of our life? On the sidelines maybe… if only I can have that ….. then I would be happy, but if it doesn’t work out, then fine, whatever the Lord has… That is not how our wonderful Father works though…
Why is it that way? Why can’t we have that childlike simple faith that He calls us to have? Why are we so prone to go after things the way we want… and hope, or should I say ‘pray’ for the best? As humans we are a prideful group that tends to think we know what is best for us, when we do not. He knows the future right to our very last day… we don’t. He knows the heart of each one of us and what is best… we don’t. We profess to be Christians with a faith and trust in Him, but we are more often than not doing the leading, hoping He’s following behind enjoying the view.
God isn’t interested in being in the passenger seat… He is an able and willing driver… as we let Him lead and direct our paths we shall have no worries…
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter; Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13
Until next time,