my daughter

I love being a parent but sometimes? I get floored with the analogies with my relationship with the Lord. I truly tell you – i have grown so much since my daughter started showing signs of ADHD. Daily my prayer is: “Lord Jesus. Please grant me the grace” and her fiesty-ness….and her views? Dude. Just dude. This girl has opinions galore – and because of her ADHD? She says the first thing on her mind – no matter what.

You want an example? Okay here ya go:

My daughter thrives on correcting me:

“thats not how it goes”

“No. Not like that”

“Mommy, thats not his its mine”

Like today, i was putting away clothes. Now, I will preface this by saying – her and her brother were the same size of clothes for years. YEARS. And because of that simple fact? I would constantly mix up their clothes. It was so bad one time i caught my son in my daughters jeans.

Poor kid i traumatized him for life … well her too. Its not much of an issue right now as my daughter is taller than my son – but it comes up from time to time. And when I get confused I ask them. I know I aint perfect – most of the time.

So back to my story.

I was putting away clothes – in this instance a pair of pants in my sons size. My daughter was quick to correct me: “I believe thats daddy’s mommy”

I mean come on man. I think i would know that difference. Especially that.

Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

Anyways, I quickly corrected her and moved on. I was gonna tweet something about it but it made me think of my relationship with God.

Y’all know God is dealing with me about my trust issues. Well – ain’t this the same? Okay – maybe not the same but similar.

I am so quick to correct God on what He should and shouldnt be doing – even though He knows whats best. I am quick to say: “God this isnt supposed to be happening”

But yet the beauty about my relationship with God?

He is patient.

He lets me be annoying.

He lets me be human

And then?

He shows me the truth in love.

Man what an awesome God we serve – to be that patient with us. Thank you Lord for your mercies.

 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [c]us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

2 peter 3:9

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