Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I have a flaw.

In deed, I have many flaws.

I could make a list that would fill this blog from now until I'm dead and gone.

But, thankfully, for you, I won't do that.

I'll list one: Impatience.

I hate waiting.

Hate it.

I am a get-it-done-now type of person. I don't understand people that wait until the last minute to do things.

My mother always said, "Why wait until tomorrow to do what you can do today?" or something like that.

That's not to say I have never procrastinated. I have. Trust me ... my youngest child is still 4 years old if you look in her scrapbook (she'll be 9 next month).

But, when it comes to waiting on answers, I fail miserably. I am impatient and feel like I'm that little child that stamps her feet, waves her fists, and screams, "Tell me, tell me, tell me."

I need to know now.

Things I love are: resolve, closure, resolution, decision, settlement, and happy endings. Stuff like that.

Not knowing and waiting on answers drives me crazy.

I have always heard that you should never pray for patience. I'm sure you can imagine why.

I realize that a lack of patience is actually a lack of trust.

If I'm agonizing over whether God will grant me favor or not in a situation or waiting on whether God is leading me one way or another, I'm not trusting.

This is what I read this morning:

"With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing Himself to the worst by sending His own Son, is there anything else He wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us - who was raised to life for us! - is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. " - Romans 8:31-34 (The Message)

Don't tangle with God by messing with me. I love that part.

But, really, why would I ever doubt a God who did, literally put EVERYTHING on the line for me?

He is my provider. He is my defender. He is my strength.

So, I will wait ... patiently ... knowing that He is sticking up for me.

18 Comments:

Rachelle said...

Great post! I don't think I've ever read that scripture in The Message before.... it blessed me today.

Amy@My Front Porch said...

From one impatient person to another -- that was a good reminder.

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I'm so with you on this. Hate waiting!

And what a great scripture!! "DON'T TANGLE WITH ME!!"

I am going to use "tangle" in several conversations today. -Because I never do, and how fun?!

The Hat Chick said...

Do you know that your posts on God are my devotional each week? Thanks for witnessing in your special way.

thedomesticfringe said...

Does anybody like to wait? I don't. Patience is not one of my virtues either. These verses were good. Thanks for sharing them with us.

-FringeGirl

Anonymous said...

I so agree. Just told my husband this weekend that I want a message Bible. Think I might go out today and get one. Trish

~Jenna said...

thanks for this post, i am so like this!! i need to be reminded that it really means a lack of trust...i need to pray each day for the blessing of trust!! :)

H-Mama said...

Our youngest was just born in our scrapbook. She's 7.

Patience. I've recently read that if we've become impatient, it's only because we have taken our eyes 'off' of love.

I'm so thankful God always sees us with eyes of love.

Love The Message.

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Great post!
I now have the song "While I'm Waiting" f/ the movie Fireproof- stuck in my head...great worship song to start out my day.
Thanks for the reminder :)

Kari said...

Patience = consistency. Always knowing and trusting God. Perseverance. Not timid. Calm. Yep, I need work on these matters in my life.

"For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and [a]carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised."

Hebrews 10:36 (Amplified)

Deb said...

Just live in this moment and enjoy the anticipation of what God has in store.

TCKK said...

Very good!

Mama Belle said...

Katie,

"While I'm Waiting" is my theme song.

Autumn said...

Love it! if they ever invent a shot for extra patience, I'll take two! It's never the small things either. It's always the "big" answers I want right away! I needed those words today! Thanks!

jennifer said...

Awesome post Mama Belle. I love the part about "Don't tangle" too.

Flaws? I got 'em too.

Jeanette said...

Well said!

Soliloquy said...

I didn't realize you were so impatient for me to start blogging again.

(snort!)

Aspiemom said...

I have lots of flaws but patience isn't usually one of them. That's good because it's my husbands!