There was a little girl who watched some professional skaters at the park one day and thought it was fun and easy, she begged her Father to buy her skates.
Her Father brought her new skates the next day, though she didn’t know how to skate but took them from Him and went straight outside to skate.
She tried like the skaters at the park but kept on falling over, it hurt when she fell and she wondered why she couldn’t do it like they did.
Her friends watched her. Some pitied her and some laughed at her.
They said “why does she even bother?” and “she was better off without those skates” and “you should quit hurting yourself”.
The little girl ignored what they said and was even more determined to learn how to skate. No matter how many times she fell she kept getting back up and trying again.
Eventually she went back home crying to her Father and said “Dad I can’t do it, please take the skates back.”
Her Father asked her “Why didn’t you ask me for help? I can teach you how to skate and give you the protective gear you need not to hurt yourself if you fall.”
She said “Oh Dad, why didn’t you tell me this before?”
He said “I tried to but you were so eager you took the skates and ran outside the house before I could say anything to you.”
Her Father took her outside, put the protective gear on her, gave her guidance and instructions on how to skate and held her hand while she tried. She fell a couple of times but was protected and He was there to pick her up quickly.
In the end, the little girl got better and was skating on her own without falling over, the same friends who laughed at her before all ran out to buy skates and begged her to teach them how to skate too.
For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity. Proverbs 24:16 (NKJV)