In the last blog, I told you how my son got distracted while eating his snack in his kayak and ran into the only rock in the vicinity. We yelled and tried to warn him, but he was so distracted that he couldn’t hear us. He found himself stuck on the rock.
He had some decisions to make about how to get his boat off the rock. It took a bit of patience and effort on his part, so that he didn’t capsize, but he did it. We were a bit further behind him, and we had to just watch as he did the work; hoping that he would be ok.
Technically, he could have even gotten out of his boat and tried to push or pull the boat loose, even though the river was a bit deep in that section. The point is that it was completely up to him at that time. He was the one making his own decisions. And we just had to watch.
Sometimes we just have to sit back and watch people work out how to break free from their obstacles by themselves….even if we did warn them. Isn’t that how our own endurance and character has grown in the past?
Who knows, they may ask for our help. But if not it’s ok. We know the One to call on to help them in their time of need, and He can be trusted.