"I push, Mommy. I push! I can do it! Move your hand Mommy! I can do it!"
That patient mom just kept browsing the display, keeping her hand on the buggy so it did not move. "I haven't gotten what we need yet, son."
As I turned onto the next aisle, I could still hear that little voice saying, "No, Mommy! I CAN do it! I push!"
And I felt that unmistakeable nudge from God...that kid's a lot like me.
How often have I pushed, wanting to go forward, not recognizing that God hasn't put into my "buggy" the supplies I will need for the journey? I think God is being slow, but He's simply making sure I have what I need before I impulsively push ahead. I want to "do something" and God is saying, "Wait."
I imagined that little boy pushing that cart all the way through the store, up to the cashier, and finding it empty.
I don't want to do that in my life. I want to make sure to wait till God has filled my "buggy" with what I need for what lies ahead and till I hear God's voice say, "Now you can push..."
You can learn a lot at the grocery store.