Teaching Of A 2 Year Old Yesterday I was trying to help my 2 year old niece up the stairs to her apartment, but she has a very independent spirit and doesn't like anyone holding her hand. She likes to "do it myself." So, I let her "do it myself", but I didn’t just leave her to herself. I walked very closely behind her just in case she stumbled. She did great. She took one step at a time, held on to the rail, and didn't stumble at all. It seems that the more practice she gets, the more independent she becomes. I walked behind her and gave her the independence she wanted, but I never took my eyes off of her. I kept them focused on her every step, and I stayed close enough to catch her if she were to fall. As all of this was taking place I thought about how God does the same thing with us. He walks with us through every step of our lives while giving us the independence we want (free will), but He never takes His eyes off of us (Hebrews 13:5). And, He is ALWAYS close enough to catch us when we stumble or fall. He gives us all the free will we want, however it seems that the more we practice our free will the more independent we want to “do it myself.” Then, when we realize we are in trouble we reach for Him, and He is ALWAYS there to catch us. Why do we do this? Why do we think we can be independent of God?