Once there was a little girl who was learning to walk. The trouble was, her mother wouldn't let her fall down. Every time she was about to fall, her mother would rush over and catch her.
It was hard to learn how to walk if she couldn't fall down, but the girl was too little to be able to tell her mother. Her mother thought she was taking care of her when in fact she was keeping her from learning to take care of herself. Letting her fall would have shown trust in the child, trust that she could get up. It would have taught her that she wasn't so fragile that she couldn't recover if she hurt herself.
We are all like this mother once in a while, protecting one another from important lessons in life. This doesn't mean we have to let someone get seriously hurt, but that we allow each other the freedom to learn and grow in individual ways.
What will I be able to learn from my little stumbles today?
My mum would not allow me to stumble growing up. She would end up doing mainly everything for me. Frustrating and frightening my little girl's heart. If she did try to teach me something, I would be watched like a hawk, have fear and shame instilled in me, and criticized. My confidence was shot from such an early age. And eventually I gave up and gave in.
I missed out on a lot of basic domestic life long learning skills. My mum has control issues. Ruled by irrational fears. Not allowing me a healthy trip, stumble and fall period in my life.
Today, I have changed. Become so much stronger. Confident in whom Christ created me to be.
My mum still is taken back with some of the things I do today. Especially when I challenge her. Something I would get slapped across the face periodically as a teenager.
Though she still argues and verbally criticizes, her little girl can stumble freely now as an adult and not worry about skinning her knee!
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23
My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.
Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.
Daddy let me be secure in You only!