Take a Chance!

No I am not
referring to the Abba song, although, yes…yes I have their Greatest Hits and
that’s before the musical came along.
A few weeks ago, I
took my kids to Target. Now, let me preface by saying I rarely take them
shopping, as I’m always in a hurry and whiners get smacked in the face.
But anyway, as we
were leaving Myles (8) said, “I’ll get the cart.” He proceeded to
take it to the cart holding area and shove it inside another cart, you know,
like they go.
Apparently, he had a
hard time, so Bailey (13) said, “Just give it here. I’ll do it.” And
a small eruption broke out. As I made my way over to see what the fuss was, I
realized Bailey was right and I said, “Myles, just let her do it. You’re
too little to push that cart in and I don’t have time for you to figure it
Bailey handled it
and off we went into the parking lot. My son was quiet for a few steps and then
he said, “Mom, there’s always time to take
a chance.”
In that moment,
burning hot in the parking lot, my son became the teacher.
Now, I’d like to say
I marched him back inside and let him push the cart inside the other, but I
didn’t. I’m a work in progress.
The point is, I’m
thankful that God isn’t like me. In a hurry and not willing to give me time to
figure out how to “put the cart in the holding area”. He doesn’t tell
me I’m too small or weak to accomplish anything!
Sometimes, I think I
don’t have time to pursue a dream or a task because of time. But really, it’s
fear. I’m afraid to try something new. To take a chance.
everything there is a season,
A time
for every purpose under heaven:
 A time to be born,
a time to die;
A time
to plant,
a time to pluck what is planted;
 A time to kill,
a time to heal;
A time
to break down,
a time to build up;
 A time to weep,
a time to laugh;
A time
to mourn,
a time to dance;
 A time to cast away stones,
a time to gather stones;
A time
to embrace,
a time to refrain from embracing;
A time
to gain,
a time to lose;
A time
to keep,
a time to throw away;
A time
to tear,
a time to sew;
A time
to keep silence,
a time to speak;
 A time to love,
a time to hate;
A time
of war,
a time of peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
you say “not having time” is sometimes a way of saying, “I’m
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