Let’s be honest, most of us get really annoyed with kids when we have to tell them over and over to stop doing something we know could hurt them. Once they fall and bump their head, pop their lip, or scratch their knee we assume they will finally learn their lesson and stop. But we get especially fired up when we see them cry for only a few minutes only to turn around and go right back to doing the same thing!…I’ve got to admit, THIS BURNS ME UP! But then one day this question came to me and convicted me rights in my tracks: Don’t you ADULTS and Children of God do the same thing?!
God has perfectly laid out for us, in His Word, what we should and shouldn’t do. And those reading with understanding know God’s law is in place to protect us from hurt, harm, and danger. Yet we do what we want to do anyhow. Then when we get hurt, we cry and pray to God for Him to save us from the mess we have created only to turn around and do it again! Speaking for myself, before I was delivered from acohol and fornication I know there were countless times that I acted just like a “hard headed little kid,”continuing to indulge in these sins that I knew could have destroyed me. But glory be to God that He saw me out of this dark phase in my life!
Yet I admit there are still things that I am currently being subborn concerning, and I must do better! Now some of you reading this post may still be stuck in a hard headed phase too, and I encourage you to come on out of it! I encourage you to examine yourself on today. Ask yourself: are there things I keep running back to that I know are not good for me? Be honest with yourself, and take heed to the Word of God that is already in you. LISTEN to the instructions and commandments of your Heavenly Father who knows best. He only wants to keep you from harm! And lastly, learn to have a little more patience with those “hard headed little kids” who only act the same way we often do…because God sure is mighty patient with us!
Proverbs 3:1-2 (New King James Version)
“My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.”
*Scripture taken from the New King James Verision. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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