Saturday, July 23, 2016
I took our two dogs out for a walk this morning and felt like our journey contained a great lesson. One dog walked nicely on her leash and sniffed around within the boundaries of where she could go. She didn't pull or struggle, she just enjoyed. Our other dog, who is younger and a completely different temperament, pulled on her leash and struggled to get beyond her boundaries. For the entire walk. She ended up choking herself and gagging for a good portion of our time outside. It wasn't all that fun for her or for me. She could not be satisfied or enjoy the space she was given and she suffered for it. It made me think of how often we are like that. How often are we unsatisfied with God's good gifts, right in front of us. We struggle, fuss and strive instead of enjoying the moment, the sunrise, the gifts that are right in front of us.