Walking with a Preschooler

l_93a60640-b9fb-11e1-81cf-27a8bf400005 (1)

Walking small children into buildings is an excellent exercise in patience. Even when they are walking at 100% effort, they just can’t make the strides that most adults can. When I am taking my daughters to preschool, we have a bit of a walk from the parking lot to the back of the building where my 4 year old’s classroom is. She loves school! She wakes up excited every Monday and Wednesday. She is almost always easy to get ready on those mornings (barring any major wardrobe battle–she is 4 after all–and a bit obsessed with dresses).  Here’s the thing, even when she is super excited to get to school, the journey from the van to the classroom is not always pleasant. I encourage and prod her to speed up because I know she is going to love the destination. I am not being mean, but am politely urging her to keep a good pace. There are times when she whines and fusses over this request. She will stomp her foot and let me know that she is coming! She fights the journey because she is losing sight of the destination. She can’t see past that moment and she is not happy about the walking and the distance and .

I bet you see where I am going with this…

Oh how often does Holy Spirit gently cheer you on, to keep going and push through the season you are in, in order to arrive at the next level. He knows you enjoy getting revelation and peeling back yet another layer of the goodness of our God. Yet you sit and stomp your foot, frustrated with the journey to the next level. We lose sight of the purpose for growth in the midst of the growing process.  Hebrews 12:11 reminds us that growing is not easy, but the fruit of our labor is worth it!

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

The discipline of pressing on and trusting God for growth and revelation is very hard at times. There are moments when I am purely sustained by my faith and the history I have with God. I have had to look back at my journal to be reminded that he has ALWAYS COME THROUGH. This choice to be steadfast and stay the course does not come naturally. Most of us want to turn back to the last stage we were at when things get hard. The previous stage felt safe and known before you were nudged on this journey to the next level. The gap between them was filled with trials in the form of physical ailment, relationship drama, betrayal, or unforeseen financial burdens –the list goes on. These things aren’t punishment, they are tools to grow you.

God knows what specific thing to bring into your life at the perfect moment. He sees ahead in time to what this trial will spur you on to. Trust.

Be confident that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ! (Philippians 1:6) Push through the pain and the current trial. Holy Spirit is cheering you on as he is fully aware of the destination, the revelation, and the manifestation you will enjoy if you just, keep, going!

Blessings to you!

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.
This blog is protected by Dave\'s Spam Karma 2: 12951 Spams eaten and counting...