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“Go Play With Your Doll”

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“Go Play With Your Doll”


“Don’t touch that right now, baby. Daddy’s not done, yet. I don’t want you to break it!” Three-year-old Melina Ballestero quickly pulled her hand back. Her daddy was too slow in her opinion. The Princess Castle being assembled was just too pretty not to touch, and it was taking too long to put it together.

“What do you need to do?” Her daddy asked.

The well-taught toddler said, “Be patient.”

Just because she knew the words and how to say them… in reality, it didn’t completely help solve her impatience.

Andrew, her daddy said in exasperation, “Melina, go play with your doll.”

The little girl obediently found her little doll and it momentarily distracted her attention. Before too long The Princess Castle was complete and little Melina was thrilled to be in charge and allowed to enjoy her long-awaited treasure!

Things never really change much for us as we mature and grow older. We pray for a certain thing to happen for us. Then our Heavenly Father begins to work on our project and as soon as we see His handiwork in progress… we want to put our hands on it. God, knowing that men easily mess up His workings, sometimes has to distract us and give us something else to concentrate on while He finishes our castle of dreams.

Don’t be offended if God orders you to go play with your toys. It just means He’s almost done and He wants it to be perfect for you.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

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  1. You are so right! If we as preachers and saints could realize the work God is doing in each others lives. !

    Winston C Roach

    December 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

  2. Hey Elder, Melina looks like a sweetheart! Great post, if only…….! Patience is its own virtue. I’m reminded of the song, “then he calls me aside to be tested and tried”. When we refuse the doll, “He picks out a valley for me”!
    Let me learn how to be patient and wait!
    Thank you!

    Dennis Morris

    December 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

  3. Great analogy!

    Carl B.

    December 25, 2017 at 1:18 pm

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