Christian’s 1st day of kindergarten was yesterday. We planned for him to go full day, but realized that it’s best to go ½ day until he gets familiar with the new school, teacher, routine, etc. He had a VERY rough day! I knew that ½ day was better for him, but because of my selfishness I wanted him to go full day. Pastor Piper preached on Philippians 2:4 on Sunday which says, “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” I was definitely only looking to my own interests in this situation. Here are just a few of the thoughts that were racing through my mind.
· For 6 ½ hours, “I” will only have one child to care for!
· “I” will have a break from Christian’s daily issues!
· “I” can’t wait for my free time; “I” have so much planned!
So, even though I knew what was best for Christian, “I” wanted my way. With Christian now going for just 3 hours, my plans had to drastically change. That is very good for me because I was definitely depending on temporal circumstances to bring me solitude, relief, & joy. My friend, Christina, encouraged me by saying, “God will give me just the right amount of refreshment to carry on”. That statement reminding me that God is the One who gives refreshment. All rest, joy, & peace come from Him. He says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28. It doesn’t matter how circumstances go or plans change, God will provide all that we need when we need it. We must trust Him!
May each of us find all that we need in our all sufficient Savior.