Daily Delight

Sunday, May 29, 2016

There’s something I want you to know about me. I was reading on a first-grade level when I started kindergarten. I don’t say this to brag or even mention this as an accomplishment. I was an anxious child (which translated into being an anxious adult, but we’ll cover that later) and I was worried about starting kindergarten and not knowing how to read. I did not and do not like being unprepared. So I asked - or rather, demanded - that my mother, a high school English teacher by trade, teach me how to read. She tried to explain numerous times that the reason for going to kindergarten was so that I could learn to read and that I would not be behind the other children. But, through my tears and relentless begging, I wore her down and she spent the summer before my kindergarten year teaching me syllables and sight words. You see, I like to know things before I know them; to be an expert when I am supposed to be learning; to be certain of something before I ever start it. But this is not how God works. Martin Luther King, Jr, said "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Now, as an adult, I find myself in a brand new job, in a brand new field, not knowing what the future holds. And although I know that God has opened this door for me and surrounded me with supportive individuals both inside and outside of my workplace, I feel like that little girl starting kindergarten, wishing I knew how to read before the teacher taught me. I think that is just where God wants me - in a place of learning, of growing, of relying on Him and walking in faith. In Hebrews 11:1 He tells us, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance in what we do not see. So if you, like me, find yourself in a new place, a little lost and uncertain, wishing for knowledge before the lessons, I pray for peace and patience in your heart; for reliance on God's wisdom rather than your own; and for faith to enjoy the journey and be His student. 

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About the Author

Kyndle Huey≫ ≫Kyndle Huey is 30-something southern girl who calls Birmingham, Alabama home. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Her simplest pleasure is a good cup of coffee with a side of great conversation. She hopes you will join her in conversation here.


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