Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Just A Summer Day
Today though, I changed the routine just a bit so I could clean the dish. She had got out on the door like normal, but then I heard the tiny sound of little wings flapping. I turned around and she was standing on the ground looking a bit perplexed. The other little chicks were on the door looking down at her. I put the feed in the cage before I picked her up to put her back in the cage.
As I touched her, I said, " See that is what happens when you don't wait for me, you run ahead and not only did you fall off, but you didn't get the first bite."
Then it hit me, how much I am like that little chicken. I see something I think would be good for me, and I run ahead, and then instead of waiting on God and letting Him give me what He wants, I settle for what I thought was the best, when there could be so much more. I am always running ahead it seems and landing on the ground, even though I flapped my wings.
It just struck me as I stood and stared at the chickens while they ate their food. I thought, in the morning my little black chick will be on the door, waiting for her first bite, just like today. She won't have learned anything. So I wondered do I learn when I take a fall or do I go right back to doing what I want, with no thought of anything else, other than wanting my own way.
Just some thoughts while I stared at my chicks today.
Have a great Thursday!