I make some outstanding smoothies. All of my recipes are original – well except for one that I copied off the franchise Thirsty’s. I copied their Blueberry Banana Smoothie, but other than that the rest are original.
My seven year old, Darren, came begging me to make him a smoothie one day. In typical fashion he must have said “please” about 15 times to my irritation. “Please, daddy. Please, please, please, please.”
Finally I said, “Okay!!!!!” Then in relief he said,”Yesssss!”
That’s when I burst his bubble. I told him that I would make him one next week, then he immediately got sad. I said, “Why are you sad? I just told you I will make you one. You should be happy, right? Why aren’t you happy?” He tried to answer the question but he just couldn’t put his finger on it. He understands that his dad is full of trick questions, so he’s learning to plead the 5th. (Of course, I made him one later that day. That’s my baby boy.)
Much like Darren with the smoothie, we have the promises of God but are not all that excited about them. If we can’t have them on our term, we get sad instead of happy. We want to control the situation. We have a problem with waiting, but the promises are as good as gold. Don’t be sad.