Saturday, March 17, 2007

He's Got You

My baby’s afraid of the lawn. She doesn’t want to step down onto it, even with her shoes on. If I hold her over the grass and move like I’m going to put her down, she’ll curl her legs up under her and wince. If I lower her further, she’ll curl to one side.

What is going on?

But then I remember that her sisters did the same thing, until they got used to walking around outside. She’ll get used to it, too. And she’ll learn there is nothing to fear.

That’s the way it is with God, too. He sometimes carries us into risky, uncharted territory and we may baulk a little bit. But after more exposure, we learn we really are going to be okay.

Is He asking you to take some risks in your life? If so, go for it! Take that leap and trust Him with the outcome. He’s got you.


L.L. Barkat said...

Annette, what a joy to find you in the blogosphere! I saw your work reviewed over on Michelle Sutton (who I'd clicked over to from Mark Goodyear).

Which is all to say, wow, I found you without looking. How wonderful.

And I like this story about your baby. Reminds me of when I tried to dip my Sara's toes in the ocean for the first time. She'd have none of it. Yes, I have trouble dipping my toes sometimes too. I do.

Blessings to you!

Annette M. Irby said...

Thanks L.L. That's exactly what happened last summer at the lake. She was like "no way!"

So glad you found me.

:) Annette