I’m pretty sure God gave grandchildren to keep laughter in our lives. It’s so much fun to watch them grow and discover the world. Andrew, who will be three in July, loves life! He is on the move and curious about things around him. Andrew also has a little streak of drama in him!
As a baby and a toddler, when Andrew would fall or hurt himself in some way, we were all quick to scoop him up. Andrew could turn a slight bump, into a major incident. He would cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry, and Andrew is a loud crier.
The little bumps of life became big bumps to Andrew.
Over time, Andrew’s parents stopped making a big deal over a little deal. They began to say to Andrew, “You’re okay, you’re okay.” Andrew began to realize, “I’m okay. It’s a bump. I’m okay!”
When Andrew visits with us now, he will bump something, or trip, and we might not even realize it. Then we hear Andrew confessing with his mouth, “I’m okay. I’m okay.”
Andrew has grown and matured, and the bumps of life no longer stop him in his tracks.
All of us have bumps in life – lots of them! Some of them are large and painful, but many are very small. Don’t turn every small bump into a drama or a social media post. If we are children of God, walking in step with Him, WE ARE OKAY. We must become people who can simply look at the bumps of life, and say, “I’m okay.” Bumps hurt, and are an inconvenience, but we walk with God. “We are okay!”
Confess it today. Calm yourself down. Don’t make drama out of every little thing. There are enough big things in life, so let’s not turn a little thing into a big thing.
Do you walk with God? If so, say it aloud, “I’m okay!”
“Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.” – Hebrews 10:23