I was barely twenty years old and working at Family Dollar in Glennville, Georgia.
A little boy and his mother stood near the cash register where I waited to ring up their sale. They were in a bit of a pickle. Their sweet conversation went something like this...with a thick southern drawl...
"Junior, you worked so hard, you can pick any toy you want."
"I don't know which one ta choose Mama."
"Which one do you want?"
"Which one do you think I should pick?"
"The one you want."
Then came the line that melted my heart...
"Mama, I want what you want me to have."
And the reply...
"I want you to have the one that you want."
It's been thirty years since I witnessed that precious scene.
But this morning, I remembered those words as I prayed about a desire of my heart.
Something I've wanted for a long time.
Something I've worked very hard for.
Something I've prayed about for many years.
And as I thought about my desire, fear crept in.
Doubt pulled up a chair.
Insecurity popped some popcorn.
And then, I remembered the scene...
Lord, I want what you want me to have.
Child, I want you to have what you want.
If my greatest desire is to have what He wants me to have,
I will always get what I want.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.SaveSave