My son has wifi at home for his iPad, however when we are in the car, he can’t connect to the internet. One day he asked me to add data to his tablet. I explained, that at this time I can’t add another bill to my account. He was upset. I had to quickly remind him that he should be thankful that he at least have wifi at home. I went on to explain that, It was once a time when he did not have ANY internet for his iPad at all. A few months after having that conversation, surprisingly my cell phone service gave me 10GB of data to use with my hotspot. I could not wait to surprise my son when he got in the car. I explained to him that he now has data he could use while on the go. However, it was limitless data. He was excited for about the first 10 minutes of hearing the great news. Then suddenly, he began to complain and ask me why can’t he have unlimited data? Why do he only have a little bit? I was disappointed by his ungratefulness, that I took his iPad away. All I wanted from my son was to hear him say “Thank you.” Instead, it felt like I did something wrong. I was only trying to put a smile on his face.
God spoke to me so profoundly. He reminded me that this is how we, (his children) do him at times. We pray for something, and when it does not look or come like we expect it to, we complain. God wants to trust us with little. Therefore, I say to you today, be patient and trust His process. He is shaping and molding you. He wants to trust you to live out His purpose for your life. If He gives us things too soon or give us too much, we will only make a mess out of it. God forgive us. Help us to be faithful and appreciative of the “little” things. I want only what you have for me this season. In all things remind us to be THANKFUL. Most importantly, get the glory out of our life!
Verse of Meditation: Luke 16:10 (NIV)
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.