Patience

“Be patient. ”

I’m sure most of us were told that at least a few times growing up. Though, I never thought it would still be something that I still had to work on as an adult.

I will be the first to say that I am the furthest from a patient person. When I want something, I want it right then and there. That’s one of the main reasons I HATE cooking. I go nuts waiting for just the water to boil. When I ask Drew to do something, I expect it done in my time. And when that doesn’t happen, I do it myself…. and then make it known to him that I did it myself. Having a 2 year old tests my patience every second of the day. I typically don’t have time for people in the grocery store or while driving anywhere. I really just stink at being patient.

So, imagine how I felt when I saw that patience was what I was supposed to work on this week.

The biggest thing I noticed that I needed patience on the most, though, was life.

The waiting game.

The “what’s next for us?”

I have felt this calling on our life lately. I don’t know what exactly it is, or what it even looks like.

But I know it’s coming.

All we have to do is wait.

It’s a scary thing- the unknown. Especially when you feel like you need to have it all planed out. But I was reminded that God has it all planned out. I may not know it, but He does. I will have to be patient. I will have to wait and see it all play out. But it will come.

And oddly enough, I have peace with that. I’m not anxious. I’m not worrying or scared. I’m hopeful. I’m overjoyed, knowing that God has such amazing things ahead for us.

Proverbs 3:5-6- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”

Being patient is hard. It can be discouraging and frustrating… if you make it be. Ask our Father to lay in you His presence of peace and know that He has it all under control. All you have to do is wait.

-J

 

 

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