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Taste and See


She sits there frowning at me. Her lips are sealed tight as I hold the spoon in front of her face. I move it back and forth, take bites of it myself, and make silly sounds, hoping that she’ll eventually smile so that I can sneak some food in.

My little girl is stubborn. On some days she loves eating people food. She excitedly gobbles down the food before her, especially if it’s peaches or applesauce! On other days she refuses everything before her. She wants her bottle and only her bottle.

This often frustrates me. At times I want to scream because she’s such a subborn little thing.

But then I have to remind myself that she’s learning.

I have to remind myself that this process of eating people food is new to her.

I have to remind myself to be patient.

Because patience is exactly what she needs.

She needs to know that I won’t give up on this.

She needs to know that there’s always tomorrow.

There are times when I sit with a frown on my face, unwilling to accept what God has placed before me.

I’m scared, I’m uncertain,  and I’m unwilling to face failure and disappointment.

But He pushes me just the same.

He sees my weaknesses and encourages me to step past them.

He waits for my stubbornness spirit to weaken, and then opens my eyes to His wonderful plan.

And what a wonderful plan it is! In using my very weaknesses, God works so miraculously. He has done, and will continue to do such amazing things in my life. But He only does them when I stop holding back and let Him take full control.

It’s hard, but oh so worth it.

And so I let Him move. I let Him change me. I step out into uncharted territory, ready and willing to taste all He has to offer, and to see that He truly is a good God!
“Taste and see that the LORD is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!” ( Psalm 34:8, HCSB).