Archive for October, 2010

STUBBORNESS

Posted: October 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Below are what I´ve come up with the meaning of Stubborn-wills from Noah Webster’s New International Dictionary of the English Language
a.) Firm as a stub or stump; stiff; unbending; unyielding; persistent; hence, unreasonably obstinate in will or opinion; not yielding to reason or persuasion; refractory; harsh; — said of persons and things; as; stubborn ore; a stubborn oak; as stubborn as a mule.

It is God’s special way of using innocent little child like the one sitting on my lap as a channel where His spiritual truths flow freely & naturally. My mind remembered perfectly that special occasion. This little girl´s parents were about to serve meal and as you can see she has to sit on that baby high support table there on our left. I playfully and stubbornly insisted that I will and I am the one who is going to sit in there. You can just guess the rage on this baby girl´s face and anger on her eyes. She quickly jumped down from my lap and went near her support chair blocking the way protecting it in case I will draw near to invade and sit on it. I was so surprised that in her infant mind she was able to reason out with all her might and said “You could not fit on that chair, I alone could sit and fit in there!”
I continued saying persistently again and again that I will sit on it. You can just imagine the whole world of verbal exchanges between me and her. To make the story short, she sat on her throne and I sat where I am supposed to sit then we dined together.
There´s no doubt that she alone can sit on the chair and no brightest arguments whatsoever can win against her. No reason could be so convincing to support that an adult could sit on it for this chair is designed only for babies.
That day she made a difference in my heart. I acknowledged that in many instances I’ve insisted my own way far from what God wants and desires for me and that I often fall short of knowing and seeking His will and what he wants for me.

Oh Lord, you who alone can change hearts of stone into hearts of flesh protect me from insisting on my way, deliver me from un-yielded desires, from embracing in-ordinate affections that break your heart, from rebellion against your will. May You help me by your grace to live according to your purposes and stop me from insisting in living in my obstinate ways.

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