After holding the camera over the edge and snapping a few pictures my guess was confirmed. A bat. Yes, you read that right B-A-T bat. Somehow it had taken a dive and now sat just above the water line looking mostly drowned. Our guess is it was trying to drink and fell in. Thankfully for it, Mr. Cottage was able to scoop it out with our net.
It’s kind of ironic that we do the same thing. We rush ahead without seeking His will, we dive in at the first sign of something glittery without a thought about if this is His plan for our lives. I’m just a guilty as the next gal. We get caught up, sidetracked if you will or maybe we get tired of waiting on Him. It’s so easy.
We can do it on our own! Girl power, pixie dust and whatever else and then we end up in a situation something like the bat. Alone, hurting and scared. In way over our head with no hope of getting ourselves out and needing someone bigger than us to swoop in and rescue us.
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV
It’s easier to attempt to grip the controls of our life than move over and let God take the pilots seat. But when we wrestle the controls back from His hands and insist on our own way we miss all of the amazing things He has planned for our lives.
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. Jim Elliot