|One of those "GREAT" mama moments - when not only were they taking turns nicely, |
they were also thoroughly enjoying someone else's turn and not clamoring for their own...
It might be said with pure inquisitiveness and a bit of anticipation.... or with dread as eyes fill up with tears (thinking of those meningitis vaccination moments where the whole family stood in line waiting for a poke)... or maybe under the guise of tattling... or it issues as a demand, insisting on something said child is convinced should be, hands down, their right - after all sibling so-and-so played Minecraft last night for at least two hours!
Kids don't have the corner on this market, either. We adults think... try and manipulate circumstances... to achieve the same thing; perhaps the only difference is we more cleverly cache our intent.
But, "When will it be my turn?" is the wrong question... and it flies in the face of Christ-likeness or following Jesus or God-glorifying - whichever terminology you prefer. It opposes a Christ-mind: "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus... (Philippians 2.3-5)
What are some real ways
that you can choose to
give up your turn and give it to someone else instead?
Please share in the comments!
Today's word prompt was: "Turn."