Not being very good at any sport at school, I was delighted one year to win the skipping race. I finished metres ahead of anyone else. I was further excited when I knew there would be a picture in the local paper.
My excitement turned to grief when I realised I was so far ahead that the photographer had missed me out and taken a picture of everyone else in the race.
How like my Christian life this can be. I tend to run ahead of God. I have so many good ideas, which I do not run past Him first. I’m then disappointed when they fail.
The psalmist said ‘My times are in Your hands. Ps 31.