While spending some time recently with my 2-year-old grandson and his parents, I was able to catch, on video, just a little clip of a conversation that could have been a conversation between me & my teenagers, or - more symbolically - between me & our Heavenly Father. Before I grabbed the video the conversation went something like this:
Mommy: Now that it's not hot anymore you can just drink it from the cup
Mommy: Augustus Gloop didn't use a spoon with his chocolate river
Gage: Augustus Gloop used a spoon
Mommy: You'll like it better if you drink it from the cup.
Gage: I don't like it better from cup.
You get the idea ... It reminded me of recent talks with my teenagers at home.
So all this got me thinking about how stubborn I've been in my life. How often I imagine Heavenly Father saying to me:
Denalee, trust me. I know what will bring you happiness.
Me: No. I know what I want. I know what makes me happy. Please, please, PLEASE let me have my way.
Heavenly Father: I only want your happiness. Please trust me.
And then He lets me decide. And often, like Gage, I only get little tastes of what I really want because I refuse to let go of the spoon. But sometimes I set down my comfortable spoon, and even though I'm scared - take a big drink out of the cup. And then! and then I am FILLED with delicious goodness - and I wonder how I could ever have doubted.