Climb up or Grow up

Climb up or Grow up

A few days ago I watched this little boy try, for a long time, to climb up these hay bales. He was drawn by all the noise and activity that he could hear on the other side. He grew increasingly frustrated that others were stepping over to the other side, yet he seemed to be prevented from joining the fun. However over the other side of this bale was a playground for much older children and had he gone over he would have been seriously injured. He would have fallen down a steep drop or been hit by rope swinging teenagers. As I watched this it reminded me of how we can sometimes be. Always drawn to the noise and activity of where we feel the fun is and the adventures we want to join. But sometimes the barrier you are faced with is not to keep you out but to keep you intact!! Not every barrier is a bad thing. Something’s we are not ready for yet. We haven’t developed the maturity or wisdom that it requires to handle what’s over the wall. This little one would soon grow and be able to go over this wall. It wasn’t a NEVER it was a NOT NOW barrier. We need to discern the difference in our own journeys. We need to know the difference between the places where we must try and climb up and the places where we must wait and grow up! Selah