Last week we had the chance to go to a pumpkin patch in Calhoun. What an awesome time as we toured the farm, learning about pumpkins and how to grow them.
Part of the day was spent in the patch. They let us pick out one pumpkin each, telling the kids… you can pick what you can carry. My three year old, Karis and I took off down a row looking for the perfect one for her. The pumpkins were all cut in neat long rows, with spaces in between. Many times I would tell her… Karis follow me. This way… or plain and simply, no!! Now turn around and go this way.
But she would not follow my instructions… stumbling and bumbling through the middle of the rows through the weeds. Tripping and falling and getting back up. It took forever to get anywhere. She just would not listen!!
As I started to get a little frustrated with her I felt a gentle nudge from the Holy Spirit… “So Robby how do I deal with you when you decide to take a detour.. Am I merciful?”
“How do you think I feel when I lay out the easy path, yet you always seem to take the roughest roads?”
Sometimes through the smallest things we can learn the biggest lessons. God has a plan for our life. It may not be the most exciting, or the quickest, or even what seems the best to you. But He knows what’s best. Follow Him in obedience and the true path will open up for your life. It’s all about trusting His direction.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.