Is Your Good Idea God’s Idea?

Is Your Good Idea God’s Idea?

The interesting true-life conversation below between a father and his five-year-old son underscores the importance of running our good idea on the litmus of divine will and agenda. The dialogue was narrated by the father: Driving down to my office with my five-year-old son, we drove past Domino Pizza/Coldstone Ice cream. Son: Daddy, I want to check out that Coldstone Ice cream. Father: Uh, okay. Maybe we will when we’re going home. About 3 hours later, I actually forgot and took another route on our way home. On sighting Fountain, he realised we did not pass the Coldstone route. Son: But, daddy, I said I wanted to check out Coldstone Ice cream! Father: Oops! Sorry, I forgot. Son: Can’t we go back? Father: Sorry, son. No chance. Maybe next time we’ll go there. Son: Ok… [not so happy] Some minutes later, whilst still thinking about the encounter. Father: But, son, you said you wanted to “check out” the ice-cream, right? Son: Yes, dad. Father: If we had gone there, who would have paid for the ice-cream? He looked stunned for some seconds. Son: You, of course! Father: But it wasn’t my idea that we check out ice-cream. The idea was yours. Why should I be the one to pay? The natural, logical answer. Son: Because you’re my daddy. Father: Yes,

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