The other morning as I was helping my little one prep for the day, I marveled to myself at how flawlessly she followed our routine. She knew exactly what to do, step by step, and almost didn’t need me there to facilitate anything. Nevertheless I sat and watched quietly, making sure everything was okay. Once or twice, she would call out for assistance, but for me, this was mostly a spectator sport.
As I watched, I reflected on how much she’s grown, even over the past few months. Tasks that have previously required instructions at every step have nearly been mastered. I delighted at her growth, while simultaneously wishing that time would slow down for a little while longer. She’s never going to be this age again. And while the days can be long, the years are so short.
As I delighted in her growth, I imagined that this is the same delight that God feels when we grow. As we master things and circumstances where we previously need his guidance at every step, we grow to a place where we are in tune with how we should handle things and we almost don’t need him to facilitate that area of our life anymore. Regardless of our growth, He never leaves us, continuously watching and providing support, making sure that everything is okay. And when we do call out, He answers and comes to our assistance.
Every now and then, I get a glimpse of how God sees us, and I’m amazed. I’m so grateful for a God who delights in me and over me, who stays with me as I grow and at times act as if I have outgrown Him. Thank you, Lord for your presence and your patience. Amen.
Be encouraged! Peace and blessings!