How often do we have to wait for anything anymore?
Food - just as long as it take us to drive thru
Rides - we have our own cars, so we don't wait for anyone
Prescriptions - we call them in and they're ready when we get to the pharmacy
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Which is why it's so hard for me to be patient when I'm waiting on God. I want instantaneous answers...immediate solutions...live coverage. I'm full of ideas...if there's a problem, I can give you 4 different ways to solve it. I don't want to sit around and talk, let's just do it! But, what if God has something better in mind?
One of our daughters is always full of questions. We watch TV or ride in the car and there are always 20 million "why" questions. Though we love helping her connect the dots and learn, a favorite phrase in our house lately has been, "watch and listen". Watch the tv show and listen to the context...it will make sense. Watch what your sister is doing and listen to what she says...you'll be able to do the same thing.
I'm starting to wonder if God wants to say the same to me. "Quit getting ahead of what I'm doing....watch and listen....see where I'm working and it will all make sense!"
I've got some things rolling around in my head....some big, some small....but I don't want to take a step until I see God in it. That doesn't mean I stay on the sideline, paralyzed with fear. It means I ask God where he's at in the situation, and I watch expectantly and wait patiently for the answer.
How many times have I pushed ahead with my own plans and missed out on something breathtaking? It may not happen as quickly as I'd like, but I'm confident there will be a better result.
What do you need to wait on?