I LOVE nursing! I love the closeness, the cuddles, the baby breaths on my skin...I LOVE IT!!!
I HATE the breastpump. The boob squeezing, tube sucking, devil machine. It is awful.
Anytime I can avoid using the pump, I will.
Nursing is good. Breastpump...ehhhhhhh.
All this glorious information is pertinent, I promise.
Yesterday my bestie and I scheduled a morning run, but the littliest Torres wasn't up just yet. I would have rather nursed her, yet I decided to pump so I could run. As I was getting ready to lace up my shoes, I heard her playing in the room.
Dang IT!!! I could have saved myself a pumping session!!!
As I poured the milk into the bottle for Steven so he could feed her, Little Miss got all jumpy and said, "Mama, can I please feed her?!?!?"
She got her wish...
My plan of wanting to nurse the littlest Torres was good, but laying that down gave me the opportunity to see that good is good, but great was better. I got to go run and Little Miss got to feed her sister for some bonding time.
This is true in almost every aspect of life. Often times we buy into the lie that what we have is good, so looking for great is wrong. NO! Looking for great is what we are called to do.
Let me clarify one thing here. If you're reading this and think, "My spouse is good, but I need great," STOP. RIGHT. THERE. Your spouse is great. Maybe you haven't helped uncover the greatness in them. So, more than likely, the problem is you and YOU should lay down your good and become great for YOUR spouse.
But, since we aren't talking about that, I'm moving on. I had to make that one little thing clear.
I can give you countless example after example of how this has proved true in our families' lives. Jobs, children, church, school...all these things we have experienced good. Then something was laid down before us. We almost stepped over it because, after all, what we have is good. Why would we trade it in for something else? What if the new isn't as good as the old? What if we weren't supposed to pick up the new in the first place? What if...what if...what if...
We let fear take over. Fear paralyzes us from living out our true calling or potential. Pick up the dang thing! Let yourself see that good is good, but great is better. You can have great. There is nothing wrong with saying, "What I have right now is good. In fact, I love it. BUT, what I'm picking up will take me to a place in life I could have never imagined."
Don't walk in fear today, or tomorrow for that matter. Walk through whatever you need to, but let fear fall to wayside on the way. Greater is He who is in you than who is in the world (1 John 4:4). You have already won. Just walk it out.