Mom was in the kitchen, and when the mixer came on, Kerry knew he could open the candy drawer without being heard. He loved the Milky Way™ bars Mom bought last night.
“It won’t hurt anything if I eat just one,” he told himself.
The first one was so good, another seemed like a good idea … and then another. When mom called out, “Supper is ready,” everyone but Kerry rushed to the table.
“I’m not very hungry, Mom,” mumbled Kerry.
“I made your favorite, honey. I wanted to be sure you ate well before the big game tomorrow. Good food for a good game, you know.”
“I’ll be fine, Mom.”
The next day, at the game, Kerry got up to bat. The first pitch bought a strike, but Kerry hit a solid grounder on the next one. He ran for first base but could not gain any speed. His legs felt heavy. Before he got there, the ref bellowed, “OUT!”
Are you ever like Kerry? Choosing what seems good and harmless but getting bad results. Like a good parent, God gives what we need.
“Trust in the Lord … lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Does God ever choose less than best?