Just Trust Me

Nathan is in the weird whiny stage. Actually it goes beyond whining. If he doesn’t get what he wants when he want it he actually tears up and cries. I am so stubborn than when he does that I just want to refuse to give him what he wants even if it was something I was about to give him because I don’t want to reinforce his bad behavior.

But I have learned something from him lately…

When Nathan wants something he has a hard time trusting that I am working on getting it to him. He wants it RIGHT NOW and will cry to assure that it happens. One of the big times this happens is when we are getting ready to go outside. Nathan will stand at the door and reach for the doorknob and sort of generally let me know that he wants to go out and play. I like being outside so I will often agree that we can go out.

But here is the thing, before he can go out he needs shoes and sunscreen. So I must go and pick him up and sit down with him to put on his shoes and sun block. This makes him very angry. What I keep trying to say to him is “WE ARE GOING OUTSIDE. JUST TRUST ME. YOU ARE GOING TO GET WHAT YOU WANT; WE JUST HAVE TO GET READY FIRST.” He never believes me though no matter how much I try to explain.

I have started to think about how often I am that way with God. There are many times when it feels like God is actually pulling me away from the door instead of opening it for me to go out. In those times I tend to cry just like Nathan. More times than I like to admit I refuse to trust in Him and believe that He is going to take me the way I want to go. I wonder how often God has been preparing me for something and I have pitched a fit because I didn’t like the wait. I wonder if he ever feels like me and wants to just say “TRUST ME!” in my ear so that I will stop and let him get me ready for what is to come.

Everyday I see my relationship with God through my relationship with my son. Every day I grow even more amazed that God continues to pour His love out on me.  

6 thoughts on “Just Trust Me

  • June 27, 2007 at 4:53 PM
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    It is so hard to be patient at times. I wish I could easily take one day at a time. My little girl is just now grasping the concept that after we put her shoes on that we can go outside. It is much more pleasant without the screams. Then again, it shows she is growing up…………..and that is kinda sad because pretty soon my baby won’t be that much of a baby anymore. Neverending circle of highs and lows. So worth it though!

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  • July 13, 2007 at 12:27 PM
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    So true! Haven’t you found that becoming a parent has put you more in touch with God as our Father? It really put my spiritual life into a whole new perspective when I became a mother. Suddenly I see God things in a whole new light!

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  • July 14, 2007 at 6:29 AM
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    I really liked what you wrote Shane. I’m wondering if you or anyone else has ever reach the open door with God and been a bit afraid to go through it? What do you do? I’ve been a Christian just a couple years and I’m in that spot and I’m not sure if it’s normal to be a little afraid or not??????

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  • July 16, 2007 at 6:27 PM
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    Irene,
    Yes I have been there! You just go through it no matter how scarey it may seem. It’s all about trusting God. His ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts. Since he is our creator though he does know what he created us for, even if we don’t. Trust him and you will find pleasures for ever more! There will always be more happiness in following than in disobeying. As long as this open door lines up to his word than you are safe, after all he has promised to never leave us or forsake us, but he will go with us to the very end! He will never take us where he can’t keep us!! God Bless! Relax and enjoy the life that God has planned for you!

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  • July 17, 2007 at 5:33 AM
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    Hi In Love With God,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions and for your encouragement. I’m going to print it out and keep it in my bible :-) My door is teaching a class about Loving God and Others at my church. Your comment that He will never take us where He can’t keep us gives me peace. I know I’m in His strong hands. Thanks again!

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  • July 17, 2007 at 12:14 PM
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    Hi, Irene,
    I am glad for the peace that God has given you. I know you will do great with your class! The fact that God has entrusted you with such a huge responsibility says a lot for your short walk with him! You will grow so much from this. The scriptures also say I can do all things through Christ which strengthenth me! Take care!

    Lots of prayers!

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