Saturday, January 15, 2011

Be Patient, don't be in such a hurry!

So since it is my blog I feel like I can vent :) Funny how that works huh? I have been lacking patience lately. This is NOT just a once in a while thing it is ALL THE TIME, and WITH EVERYONE! Sure my 4 year old, my husband, my two crazy dogs, but i find myself impatient with the people at krogers, the stop light that won't turn green, and all in all DUMB people.

I can't remember if I shared this story with yall or not, but the before Christmas we were at Hobby Lobby and JH was being his impatient self, and I sweetly reminded him to "practice patience". And that bought me a little more time. Well Chick Fil A Happens to be in the hobby lobby parking lot (amazing I know) and so I went to drive through and get us a sandwich. Well the LINE was too long. SO i pulled out proclaiming we could eat nuggets at home. Quietly from the back seat I John Hunter says to me, "you should have practiced your patience Mom." Well played son, well played. The thing was he was right. I am struggling with patience.

So that being said, I am reading Francie Rivers Lineage of Grace (so good, put it on your must read list). Now I am in the chapters or Rahab, and this woman, despite her past is willing to risk everything and WAIT for the LORD to deliver her. And the whole time gave praise to God. Did she question, yes? Did she trust? Yes. But never did she become impatient, she just trusted that God had plan. Have you ever been, so impatient about something, and trying to take matters in to your own hand. Oh I have, friend. But let this be a sweet reminder that the God who placed each star in the sky or designed each snowflake that has fallen this year is the God who has a plan for your life. Trust Him, cling to Him. Dive into his word. I have been trying to do this more, but not as a matter of marking it off my list, but rather letting it be my food source. Taste and see that the LORD is good.

So today if you have become impatient in any area of your life, let this childhood song be a reminder that God is patient with you!

Be Patient, be patient, don't be in such a hurry
When you get impatient you only start to worry
Remember, remember that God is patient to.
So think of all the times when others have to wait on YOU!

1 comment:

Whitney (for the rest of the Shouses) said...

I sing that song to my kids all the time too. :)