As usual, Shadow will decide he wants to check something out. At other times, he wants to go ahead. Both situations call for the "wait" or "back" along with "look" command/signal. Then, "okay" and he's released to freely check things out or move ahead to continue on the walk with us.
Our relationship with him is established on love, trust, focus, and ongoing training. You see, he's a rehab rescue dog. He still has far to go before he can greet strangers or acquaintances. He gets over-excited and overwhelmed. The "wait" and "back" are commands that bring both Shadow and us to pause and refocus. He can catch his breath. "Look" gets his eyes to refocus on us.
Lately, I feel God lovingly doing the same for me. I love life. It's all an adventure. I'm one of those that wants to experience it all!
I see what someone's doing over there.
Something else on the other side looks exciting.
Have you been distracted by over-excitement and/or being overwhelmed?
How do you, or did you pause and refocus?
Psalm 23:1 ~
If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there;
if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath.
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