I have a confession to make. I am a control freak. Yup, there I said it. I’m sure my kids are rolling their eyes and saying ‘DUH!’. When I say that I am a control freak, I mean it in a good way, I like order vs chaos. But sometimes it can get out of hand. I tend to believe everyone should think or do things the way I think they should be done and in my time frame. I have learned, finally over time, to step back break and say a little prayer to get myself in check. When I feel like I am not in control, I get nervous, anxious and a tad cranky. When I feel like something is not happening on the timeline that I want, I get anxious and pushy.
Here lately, I have been doing a lot of thinking on things on this line. Why is it that I think that God should part the waters for me whenever I think they need parted? Why is it that I become discouraged when God does not open the door that is locked in front of me? The answer is simple, he knows more than I do. Many times I need to be humbled and after pulling and tugging and slamming against said locked door, it will open. Not usually in a good way and definitely not with the results I had in mind.
Patience. Because this world does not run on my clock and calendar. It runs on God’s design. He built it, he knows the plans we (I) need to step back and enjoy and yes, even suffer at times, through those plans.
So when you are feeling impatient and wondering why you are stalled, delayed or not moving, consider it a blessing and sit and listen. You are being delayed because God knows there is a storm waiting on the path you are insisting on choosing.
Until next time,
Mrs. Kay L. Rice