Things that are hard for me to wait on:
-Paint to dry before I touch it
-My ONE tomato to turn red before the bugs get it
-My dog to go to the bathroom when I am running late for work – circle/smell, dance, dance, circle/smell, circle/smell, dance, dance – find a PLACE ALREADY!!!
-Putting shoes on after a pedicure – another problem with paint drying.
-pizza to cool down before the first bite
I also don’t like waiting on…
water to boil and cookies to bake – I would say bread to rise, but that is above my cooking ability so people would know that was a lie
-A hot flash to end before melting my make-up off on Sunday mornings before church
-Commercials before History Channel videos – a five minute commercial before a three-minute video – usually they are about Viagra which does not affect me what-so-ever and why are they before videos about George Washington crossing the Delaware? Seems like a boat commercial would be more appropriate. Besides, who came up with the picture of two people sitting in separate bath tubs by a lake?
And many times I do not like to wait on…
I often think God does not understand my desire to have an answer RIGHT NOW. It is as if I know my limits on time and wish that He would “work with me” a little on what I need or want in the time frame I have found reasonable.
It seems that He is not very interested in my calendaring or planning. It does not mean He is against those things…oh no. It just means that He likes to mess with my calendar and puts His own touch to my plans.
I will go ahead and admit the spiritually obvious…He knows what He is doing and is never late on an answer even if He missed the date on my calendar. However, the spiritually obvious is hard to flesh out in reality. The back of our minds KNOW this about Him if we have chosen a life of walking with Him, but the front of our minds question His scheduling. It is the tug of war between what we understand spiritually and what we desire carnally. At the end of the tug we may have raw hands, skinned knees and bruised rumps, but we will see better than before and know more than before.
We will see His goodness in His “missed appointments” —-and know His provision.
We will see His long sightedness in His “closed doors” —–and know His steadfast love.
We will see His mercy in His “running late” —– and know His patience.
We will see His plan in His “tomorrows” —– and know His grace.
We will see His wisdom in His “not now’s” and “now’s” —-and know His trustworthiness.
We will see His glory in His “today” —-and know His power.
Waiting builds trust. Trust builds patience. Patience builds a peace that endures.
Just “wait” on Him…and you will see.