This morning my oldest was explaining to my son how they all have the same amount of muffins in the mini muffins pouch. He proceeded to argue with her, insisting he had five in his. Then to his disappointment he madly opened the pouch yelling, “Look there is 1…2…3…4….4!!!! Why is there only four?! Why would mom make them with only four in a bag! She needs to make them with five!”
Suddenly, I became the bad guy. Even though the amount of mini muffins was out of my control, my son was still livid with me. In his child eyes I buy the groceries, I provide the food. Therefore, I am in control of it all.
I sat there in bed pondering this, while waiting for the angry four year old to come stomping in telling me about his recent discovery. Then I discovered something amongst my thoughts, how amazing is it our Father can do all things. No task is out of His control.
Yet we often get upset with Him because what we want is not what we are given. We may feel as though some prayers go unanswered. The key is our view point, which can help change our attitude. It’s not what we want, but what God wants. His will is what matters. He can do all things yes, but He knows what is best for us and has a plan for us.
We need to have faith trusting in His reasoning. (Definitely something I myself need to work on). When we begin to view situations from His point of view, for our lives, instead of feeling anger rush over us we feel hope and peace taking over.
And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.”
Mark 14:36 NASB
And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Matthew 19:26 NASB
Above is a link to a mini muffin recipe so you can actually control the number of muffins your child receives haha….