Hold out your hands …
I love the story about a young boy who went to a local store with his mother. The shop owner, a kind man, passed the boy a large jar of suckers and invited him to help himself to a handful.
Uncharacteristically, the boy held back. So the shop owner pulled out a handful for him.
Once outside the store, the boy’s mother asked him why he had suddenly been so shy and wouldn’t take a handful of suckers when offered.
The boy answered, “Because his hand is much bigger than mine!”
When you try to demand of God what you want when you want it, you rob yourself of the greater things God has for you.
His hand is much bigger than yours.
“… no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9.