Giraffes are seriously one of my favorite of all God’s creatures. Today at the zoo, I got to watch my kids interacting with these amazing animals.
When those great long tongues reached for the leaves, Kylah was delighted. Hanissa, however, was a bit more timid. The idea of a big slobbery tongue was a bit much for her. That and the size of these gentle giants.
In the end, she faced her fear, gained a bit of courage, and had a wonderful experience.
Everyday we are given opportunities. In those moments, we can either feed our fear, anger, and negativity or we can feed the good and watch it grow in our lives.
Life is made up of thousands of little challenges and every victory, no matter how small, gives us confidence to try again next time.
I love watching my kids overcome fears and hindrances because it teaches them they can do the hard things in life. It grows their belief in what is possible. Feeding a giraffe may seem like a tiny accomplishment, but when stacked up with all the other small ones, it expands their victor mentality exponentially.
This lesson isn’t just for kids, either. Every time I step out in faith, regardless of my circumstances, regardless of what my eyes see and my heart feels, every time, I learn to trust a little bit more and my fear a little less.
This next week, I hope you experience the victories that come from a faith-lived life.