A Mom and A RipStick
Updated: Feb 8, 2021
“Mom, I want to teach you.” I wasn’t sure how all of me was going fit on the little board called a Ripstick, but my son constantly hears us say that you’re never done learning. It seemed important to at least try. You should know that a RipStik makes a skateboard look easy (and I’ve never conquered a skateboard). Balance is everything. Mine disappeared. Ab strength is helpful. It’s questionable if I have abs. Thankfully, even after one tumble, there haven’t been any major injuries (yet). He tells me I’m not ready to graduate to the next step (learning how to turn), but it’s obvious that he’s excited to have a student. He just needs me to be willing. Isn’t that true of us as we walk with the Lord? He wants to teach us, but we need hearts that are willing to learn even when it’s scary or we’re sure we can’t do it. But just like my son giving assurance, Jesus doesn’t leave us to walk through life alone. There will be times we move forward in victory and joy. Other times we will struggle to balance. Sometimes we will fall. Still, He promises unfailing love and unending presence. What does your “RipStik” look like today? What is it God is asking you to try? Is your heart teachable? Are you willing to follow Him in humble obedience and trust?
“Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies,” (Psalm 25:8-10).