It was a beautiful summer day and a young boy was out with his father, getting ready to fly a kite. The father got the kite in the air and flying well, while the boy stood close by his side, eyes sparkling; eagerly awaiting to take the string. Finally the time came; “take a hold of the string” his father said.
In a flash, the boys small hands were clutching the string. He watched as the kite soared back and forth; amazed at how he could control it so well. Suddenly, the wind picked up and the kite began pulling harder and faster…too hard and fast for him to control it. “Daddy, help me!” he cried as he struggled to maintain control. “Just let go of the string“, replied his father in a calm voice. “But if I do that I’ll lose it!”, the boy exclaimed. “Just trust me and let it go.” the father’s voice was once again calm.
“But daddy, I can’t! I like my kite too much to let it go! Daddy, please just help me!” “I know you like it“, the father replied “but just let it go“. With tears streaming down his face and giving one last attempt to bring the kite under control, the little boy finally gave up and let go of the string.
To his surprise, however, the kite did not fly away. He turned to see why not, and realized his father had been standing behind him, holding on to part of the string the whole time. His father soon had the kite flying the way it should be, but he was only able to do so after his son had given him full control.
How many times are we like this young boy?…so afraid to let go of the ‘string’, afraid we’ll lose what’s on the other end of it…not even realizing that God, our Father, has it in His hands and if we just let it go, then He’ll have full control and be able to work it out the way it needs to be. How many times do we stand in our own way? What ‘string’ is God asking you to let go of?? Let it go…watch what He’ll do….be amazed 🙂