I am so excited to welcome my father-in-law, Lance, to Just a Sparrow. He is an avid horse rider & trainer & is going to be sharing little tidbits of the wisdom that God has spoken to him through working with & growing with these beautiful creatures.
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So I like horses, and I very much enjoy training horses. Training and working with horses teaches me a bit about life as a whole. I was working with a horse the other day, pushing his limits, training him to do something new. I could see the fear build up in him when I asked him to step outside his comfort zone. Fear over ruled his trust and faith in me, and he lost sight of the fact I would protect him. What I was asking him to do, in the safe environment of the training arena, would help him be safer in the real world on the trail. I finally had to hobble up one leg, and make not doing what I was asking of him extremely uncomfortable. I do this because a horse not doing what I ask of them on the trail can be extremely dangerous. It took a couple of weeks, hobbling him up, laying him down, and putting him in uncomfortable and vulnerable positions until he started to rely on me. Then finally I started getting him to do what I was asking. He finally did what was asked of him in the first place and life again got easier. Now he’s a better horse for the doing. More important, he’s a safer horse on the trail and we can go more places and do more then we could before.
Life’s a bit like that for us. When the Good Lord asks us to step outside our comfort zone and the fear sets in, we end up a bit hobbled until we rely on, and have a little trust and faith in him.
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