My little buddy, David, had a dentist’s appointment yesterday…his very first one! He has been waiting for this appointment for weeks and we were excitedly looking forward to his visit the night before after our evening service. Just to be a tease, my hubbie told David to “beware the drill”!! Now was that nice?!? Didn’t even faze David…he didn’t get it. You see, he’d never been to the dentist…..there was no reason for him to be apprehensive about cavities – and drills (unlike some adults we know!)
I was thinking about our chat – and giggles – later after I’d gotten home. It occurred to me – there was no reason for someone else’s experience at a dentist to ruin or tarnish David’s trip…..he couldn’t get there fast enough! I could apply this lesson to several things in my life. There have been things I have wanted to try – even things I believe the Lord was asking me to try….yet, I allowed someone else’s negative experience to shake my confidence (in myself and in God’s leading) or even deter me. This need not be the case. Whatever path the Lord leads me to walk down, I can go confidently….even excitedly – expecting great things!
Just because certain someones have had one too many cavities, does not mean I need to fear the dentist!