It was time for a shopping day on my sister’s visit. I wanted to take her to places they didn’t have in her town in the Pacific North West. We’d strolled down an avenue or two of outdoor shops and meandered from here to there. She found some gifts to take back home to family while I enjoyed browsing. Until I saw this cow mug on the shelf in Home Goods.
Have I mentioned how practical I am?
I wanted an outdoor wedding. But I never said it out loud. I thought about it too much, about the chance of rain, even in the Sunshine State when the rainy season had ended. It wasn’t practical and might inconvenience others.
I thought about having our second child at home. The first delivery was relatively short and easy and the whole idea of a home birth sounded ideal. But, what if? I couldn’t take the chance. I wouldn’t put anyone at risk for even the slightest chance of a problem. We got to the hospital less than an hour before he was born, healthy and easy. A small regret lingers.
Sometimes practical isn’t fun and it stops you from doing something just because. The what if’s are louder than your dreams. Even the little joys are silenced with the mental voice of reason.
Practicality screams in your brain: “YOU CAN’T DO THAT” or “YOU DON’T NEED THAT!”
Who do I trust? I trust myself to do the practical and sometimes practical is the right choice. But the impractical things that sound too much like dreaming, yeah, those are scary and risky and what if…….
What if I trust God? What if I don’t just say it but do it? What if trusting Him seems impractical?
What if trust starts with that little mug?
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