I made my way leisurely through the store as I waited for prescriptions once again. This was the 6th time…or maybe the 7th time, in the last two and a half weeks. After a while I just don’t remember anymore. Seems like I have spent most of my time this last week in and out of the Doctors office and waiting for medications. The sickness has made its rounds. Today’s visit was our second this week for J. The antibiotics are not working so they ran tests and put her on something new.
I decided to go to the party section since Big E is turning 7 this weekend and I had still not purchased decorations of any kind. Tinkerbell, this is what Russell and I had decided on weeks ago. So I started to pick up a few things. Well, my DB decides that Tinkerbell is not good enough. He wants it to be Toy Story! LOL Needless to say, I told him “NO”. The party was for his sister, after-all and she would like Tinkerbell better. Though he still had many more ideas about what to get I somehow got through it all and got everything that was needed.
Seeing that his opinion was not being given the credit he felt that it deserved he decided he wanted to take a nap. I laid out my sweater and he was out in no time. So was little E.
I received my call saying that the medication was ready for pick-up and coaxed J back up from her position on the end of my cart so that we could go get them. She looks up at me and says…”Mom, I feel like …well, really drained. I’m dizzy and I don’t want to walk.” So I propped her up and headed for the pharmacy.
Finally, we get to the checkout..get everything paid for and out the door. At this point, I am freezing! What in the world was I thinking giving up my sweater? Well, that is easy…I would do anything for my babies. He was sleeping so soundly I didn’t want to disturb him so I walked as fast as J would let me and got everything in the car. Last but not least I lifted my little DB out of the cart and into the car. Only to find that he was hiding a toy underneath him the whole time! Sneaky!
How easy it would have been to just leave with it. I was exhausted and did not want to go back in for a $3 toy. But, I knew I had to. The adversary wants us to let down our guard and let the little things get us. He knows that if he can get us on something so minor…he can get us on something bigger. All he has to do is bide his time.
So, I ran quickly back inside, paid for the item and returned to my vehicle feeling like I had conquered a mountain. In a way, I did. I won my round against Lucifer today. Not to say that he won’t try again, but I know that I shall not be tempted beyond what I am able to resist..big or small.
1 Corinthians 10:13 “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: But God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
No matter what your trial is, remember that God is with you. He is faithful and will not let you fall. His hand is outstretched at all times, we have but to reach out and grab hold.
It was also a good teaching moment. I was able to show my children how to be honest even when it may seem insignificant. Even the Little Things Matter…..