Are You Opening Doors You Shouldn’t Be?

Baby videos make for some good comedy. It’s hard to go through a whole compilation video without a fit of the giggles.

Babies! God bless them. The ones I found particularly fascinating were how they climbed out of their cribs like pros.


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This is one of the reasons we upgraded Ksena’s bed to something bigger, so that she’d have enough space to sleep and play when she wakes up;  thus reducing the temptation to test her agility.

Last week, I woke up early and decided to make pancakes. Crepes to be specific. They take way too long to cook. They are a labour of love. As I cooked, I heard some sounds coming  from the monitor and I immediately knew that miss K was up and ready to go. In fact, she was so ready she was trying to let herself out of bed without asking for help.

I heard her play with the latch, and wanted to finish cooking the pancake on the pan then I could wash my hands and pick her. Picking her up allows me to ask her how her night was and it gives us an opportunity to pray for the day. If I allowed her to walk out on her own, she’d probably find things to do before she reached the door.

When I got to the door, she heard my footsteps and run back to where her pillow was and smiled with her eyes closed. She knew that she was pushing the boundary. Instead of taking matters in to her own hands she should have called out and I’d have been there to pick her. We’ve never failed to pick her, so she has no reason to believe that we wont. Though, she is also growing and wanting to do more things for herself. We bless God for the milestones, and pray that she’ll know where to draw the line.

As I thought of what to tell her, I realized that many times I act in the same way. I start opening latches to exit the place that the Lord has placed me for my own good. Yet, I have ample space to do and be all that He desires me to do and be.

As I’m writing this, I’ve heard her shout out, ‘I need help! Please help!’. Oh, that I too may know when and whom to ask for help. And I may trust God’s timing and plan because it is perfect.

Have you been opening doors that you shouldn’t be?


Call out to the Lord for help, even when you think that you’ve got it all figured out. He is faithful and He has good plans for us.

God bless you.

Have a lovely week ahead.