The story of the prodigal son teaches us a life lesson on how God deals with his children. The father in the story promises an inheritance to each son. The younger one does not want to wait, he wants his NOW! He goes to a far country and finds himself with bad company. He becomes a slave. After he comes to himself, he realizes how good he had it at his Father's house. He climbs out of the mess he's made and heads for his Father's house. The father is happy to see his son.
I would like to look at this story from a different angle. I thought of Peter's instruction in II Peter, that we are to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When we want things in God before time, we do not grow in grace. Graceful people have wisdom. They know when to do it and how, they know how to say it and when. I believe the lesson of this story is to show us what can happen if we get ahead of our Father. Will you trust him today with what you need and when you need it? If it is a good thing, he is more than happy to give it to you. There is always safety in the father's care and in his will. Trust him today!