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My Thoughts: Something Greater

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My youngest son has a loose tooth. I can’t tell you how much it sends a little zing to my heart. My baby is growing up and there’s nothing I can do to stop it.

​He asked me to pull it out and I felt hesitant. If I pulled it and it came out, it would signify that he is growing. That he is getting older. And one day before I can blink, he’ll be bigger than me and no longer in need of me to help him with something so simple.

​What if I let his tooth hang there? He could remain my baby a little longer and we could pretend that he isn’t getting older. But if I do so, his adult tooth may have trouble coming in.

​How often do we hold onto something so small, placing more significance on it then it is meant to bear? God always has something bigger and better for us. Yet, we are blinded to it because we refuse to let go of the little things.

​Any mother knows no matter the age of their child, the child will always remain their baby. With growth comes many more blessings. A better relationship, in-laws to embrace and welcome into the fold, and grandbabies.

​God showed me through a little tooth that sometimes, I’m sheltering myself from something bigger that He has in store. And I’m reminded of the words in Ephesians 3:20-21:​

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be​ glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen,” (NKJV).
So today, I release my hold on the little things and extend my hand for the blessings He’s ready to release in my life.

​Be blessed!

4 thoughts on “My Thoughts: Something Greater”

  1. Beautiful message, Toni. Thank you. Our son is 32 and married and he is still our baby. He’s our only child. Our daughter-in-love is our baby, too, even though she has siblings. You are right, God has so many blessings for us. Sometimes, we need to let go in order to enjoy the next blessings from Him.


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