“Eating Honey is a very good thing to do,
but there is a moment just before you begin to eat it.
which is better than when you do.”
I remember a friend telling me that they had planned all year for a trip to Hawaii. They lived in California just blocks from the beach. But I mean Hawaii is Hawaii. As adults we see the differnce. The beaches in Hawaii really can’t compare to here. But to a child, maybe not so much. So they saved and scrimped, and finally when the day came, they packed up their two little boys and off they went on their much anticipated vacation. The next day when they had settled down on the beach and she was admiring the white sand and turquoise water, her younger son turned to her with an utter look of disappointment and in a totally dismayed tone, said, “So this is it mom?” It’s funny now but I have understood that same “So this is it?” kind of feeling more times than I would like to admit. The looking forward to it seems to trump the actual doing it.
I have gotten myself into some stupid predicaments trying to taste the proverbial honey. Feeling that there was something I was missing out on, something I was entitled to have and so I went for it. Abandonding all signs of intelligence I might have appeared to have, once upon a time.
It was wonderful while it lasted. But you can only eat so much honey and then it is too much. You realize you can’t live inside the honey pot forever even when you have lived without it for so long. Honey is honey and too much of it is not a good thing either. It is sticky and very hard to get off of you once you have dipped your whole body into the batch! And so I find myself stuck more than I would like to admit. I get so wedged in that I know that I am going to end up having to ask for help in getting unstuck . I hate to ask so many times but God always seems to send me answers to my pleas..
And somehow I can always depend on being rescued.
I’d like to say I learn each time, But not always…. Sometimes I have to keep learning the same lessons I need to learn, sometimes, over and over again…
And I know that I could have saved myself a whole ton of trouble if I had only figured out that giving me all the honey in the world may seem quite grand at the time and may even be what I think I really must have, what I need and want…
but I really do know….
That NOTHING compares to HIM!