Make A Wish
Imagine you have one wish. I don't know how you got it. Maybe you found a magic lamp. Maybe you picked just the right dandelion (and if so, it most likely came from our backyard). Maybe it's your birthday.
But for whatever reason, you have a wish. But you don't get to choose what that wish is. This is a wish that already has the outcome assigned.
This is a wish to have all the right words to say.
To never have to stumble over words again. To never slip up and say the wrong thing and hurt someone's feelings or ruin a surprise. To never stand there racing for an answer to a question while the interrogator looks on. To never wonder what to say when someone shares something exciting or depressing with you.
Would you take it? Would I take it?
I don't know why this hypothetical question ran through my mind one day. Maybe I just hadn't slept well the night before. And at first, I thought it sounded pretty great. I mean, what could be bad about always saying the right thing? Think of all the people I wouldn't have to try to explain myself to! Think of all the pages and sentences I wouldn't have to delete and rewrite! Think of how much editing time would be saved!
And it's not all about me, either. Think of all the people who wouldn't have their feelings hurt. Think of all the plans that would either rest in a back drawer (as they should) or go on to change the world (as they should) dependent on my advice. Think of all the people who would have their day brightened or be encouraged.
What could be bad about that?
But then I wondered, if I had all the right words to say, where would there be room for God? If I never experienced weakness, would I appreciate His strength so much? Would I even let Him work in my life? Or would I merely assume I have all the answers?
"And He said unto me, 'My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)
What about you? If you had that wish . . . would you take it?
Rebekah the Ninja
4/25/2020 09:07:13 am
Love this post, Rachel! I could tell that you thought really hard about it! Keep up the good work!
4/25/2020 12:32:47 pm
Aw, thank you for the encouragement!
4/25/2020 01:37:07 pm
This was so thought-provoking, Rachel...I struggle so much with saying all the wrong things that I’d be sorely tempted to take that wish. But I think you’re right...I think God uses our flaws to work in us. He takes all the wrong things and shows us how much we need him to make them right. Thank you so much for this!!!
4/25/2020 01:56:18 pm
I am so glad it was an encouragement to you!
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