“Momma, can we get a Lunchable?”
“No babe. Not today. You know those aren’t good for you, and we are getting good groceries today.”
“Momma, can I get a Gatorade?”
“Please stop asking for things. I don’t mind telling you ‘no’, but I realize it upsets you and I don’t want you to be upset. Please stop asking for things right now; I’ll always give you what you need, and treats when I feel like you deserve them.”
I sure wish my kids would ask for things that I’m teaching them will HELP them. I would love for my kids to request foods that help their bodies grow healthy and strong… I would say, “Absolutely you can!”
Boy was this a lesson for me. It’s amazing how often in parenthood I think, “ohh. Thank you God for your patience with me. I get it now.”
How often do I ask for things that are ultimately not for my good?
All the while He’s whispering, “No my dear child. That is not good for you. Please stop asking because it pains me to constantly have to tell you no. Get on board with what will better your SOUL, then I will bless you abundantly.”
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Psalms 37:4 ESV
No, a trivial “Lunchable” is not what He wants to give me. That will not be the blessing of my delight in Him. If I am truly delighting in my Father, He is all I need and anything I want outside of His love must be grounded in His will.
I sure do love the lessons I am learning DAILY in motherhood. So many things I wish I had learned long ago, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn them now. ❤️