Now, to clarify, my husband knows that I cherish my long walks in the glorious sunshine through the beautiful nature preserve, and that they do amazing things to help me calm down and refocus.So, it was a truly loving suggestion.
When I got to the lake, I sat and watched the lovely ducks as they humorously dunked their heads in the water, with their feathery bottoms straight up in the air, and their little webbed feet wriggling. Whole groups of them were doing this, over and over, much to my amusement.
Then, as I was marveling over these amazing creatures and their entertaining ways, it occurred to me that I Can't Make a Duck! No matter how hard I try, I'm fairly certain that I will never be able to make a duck! I could think and worry as well, but I still would not be able to make a duck!
There is only one Person that I know of who could make a duck, and that is God. He is so incredibly wonderful, powerful, and creative, and I am simply dust. Who am I to think that I am anything, compared to the majesty of God?
In light of this new revelation, I realized that I Can't Be a Good Wife, Mother, or Homeschool Teacher, Either! I am simply unable to on my own. It really is an impossible task for someone who is only dust.
But God can, and does, make ducks! And God can, and will, help me be a good wife, mother, and homeschool teacher! That is, if I continue to abide in Him, and place all my trust in Him and not myself.
I am so thankful to God that I do not have to be perfect on my own, nor that I will ever be called upon to make a duck!