Thursday, April 28, 2011

Impatience

Who told me things would be done on my schedule?
Who told me I was entitled to have circumstances the way I think they should be?
When did I become so impatient?

The truth is I think I have always been a bit this way.

When I was in high school I just wanted to start college. When I was in college I just wanted to get married, and once I was married I just wanted to have kids. So impatient! Never fully appreciating or enjoying where God had me for that season. I would be lying if I said it didn't make me a little sad.
Now that I'm a momma {and somehow that makes me want to stop time altogether} I find this trait trickeling into other areas of my life.  There are several situations going on right now that I continue to try and fit into MY own will. Into MY own plan.

What I need to do is wait...be patient.

N waiting for his brother & sister to come home from school reminded me of this.

I am still confident of this; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.   
Psalm 27:13-14

His will , His timing is always better than mine and so I will wait on Him. I will try to set aside my sense of entitlement and pride in order to seek his guidance. I will remember there is nothing I have which He has not given me.

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18 comments:

Rags to Stitches said...

I completely feel your heart on this one! I was there too, wanting to be in college, then married, then a mama. Now all I do is beg my kids to slow down and not grow up so fast. Thanks for sharing!

Anne Eurose Abris said...

Isn't this an everyday lesson for all of us? To be patient over things I have very little or no control over is a constant struggle for me. Thanks for sharing and for the reminder.

Mama Bear said...

I like!

CaseyWiegand said...

Girl me too. Struggles here, yes mam. Love you friend :)

Laurie J said...

oh my goodness, friend....I SOOOO hear your heart on this. I feel like we had a little virtual coffee chat this morn about how God is teaching us BOTH about waiting and being patient! (HUG)
<3

Heart n Soul said...

funny how you want time to stop when kids come along....suddenly the years just fly by!

Nessa said...

this is so where I am right now... trying to remember to be patient and enjoy the moments.

Kelly said...

i so feel like stopping time my kids are getting just too big!
patience... not a fruit that i {always} possess.
we gotta just keep putting our faith in HIM!
xxO

Jessica said...

this is something I've struggled with too...I really want to teach my children to enjoy the place God has them. Thanks for sharing.

katie said...

i struggle with this all the time. All. The. Time.I am trying to be still more often.

the lowes said...

that is one of our "family verses". We've had A LOT of waiting in our life, but His goodness always comes through. praying for peace and trust for you right now!

Erin said...

Thanks for this post, such a good reminder for me :)

xo
Erin
pinkandpolos.blogspot.com

Emily said...

oh patience is a bugger isn't it. i am always lacking!! love that verse!!!

xoxo :)

hannah singer said...

yes, yes. i'm even impatient about becoming less impatient. pfft. pressing on with you, friend. xo

virginiamae said...

I find myself doing the same thing. Thanks for the post, encouragement and verse!

forever folding laundry said...

Oooh - love this post.
It's so true.
Waiting on the Lord is tough
and definitely goes against my
'instant gratification' nature.

Thanks for the reminder. :)

~Keri

. . . and that's a true story said...

Wow, this speaks to me so truly! I am the most impatient person EVER! Thanks for the reminder of what's really important. :)

Danielle said...

I want this to hurry up...I want that to slow down: we are picky and need to learn in His time are ALL things. :)