My 4 year old is desperately trying to tie her own shoes.
"Show me, Momma."
And so I start. Her memory is jogged so she takes over and forgets the steps that she had down pat in previous attempts. Finally, she gives up, in frustration with a knot that won't let go.
God whispers, "She gets it honest."
My face is puzzled as I try to understand.
And then I remember...
I pray, "Show me, God..."
And when He does, I let Him get so far until my memory is jogged. I remember that we've been here before. I find my independence and want to prove that I can do it on my own. So, I take over. I work hard and get nowhere. Finally, I give up in frustration and end up in a bigger mess. A knot that won't let go.
So, today, as God, once again, unravels my poor choices and dumb mistakes, I cry out...
"Show me, God...and give me the gift of stillness so I may see You complete Your work."