I Want What I Want, and I Want it Now!

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Oh my, am I ever an I want it now person! I want what I want, when I want it, and how I want it, and I want it now! Not a very flattering thing to say about myself, but it is the truth none the less. So when you say the word wait, you’re likely to see some sort of reaction from me that translates out to this: Wait? Oh no! Surely you must not be talking to me. Not the “W” word – oh look, that’s a four letter word isn’t it?

I have never been a person with a great deal of patience, I just don’t seem to be wired that way. So it should be no surprise that waiting is so very difficult for me. Just ask my husband and he will affirm! I’m your typical type “A” personality. I am organized, I have lists, and I want to check things off of that list. I get up in the morning and I want to plow through the list. And, sadly to say, I am not above taking things over if they don’t happen quickly enough to suit me. Throw in a situation where I need to wait and it’s not too long before my foot starts tapping in anticipation of a quick resolution.

So, waiting on God to answer my prayers is difficult. You see, God answers our prayers on His schedule and timeline, not mine. Always when I look back over past situations I see that God was working on my life, in the background – all during the time I was being impatient. He was maneuvering situations, things, and people into place for the best solution. And, His solutions are always better that I could have possibly imagined. So today, and everyday, I need to dwell on the wisdom and promise of this gem Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! Psalm 27:14

Wait and be blessed my friends.


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