Regarding Patience and Trust

by Donna on November 23, 2010

For many wallets are thin, money is tight and for others they are just broke.

That’s honesty. That’s the truth. No one want’s to talk about it.

When times like this come, how do we respond?

Me? I FIX IT.

I waste no time hunting down the next opportunity, the answer our problem.

I scour the paper, Craigslist, the internet trying to find something that I can do to help out. I want to FIX it.

I want to fix it.

Well tonight I met my match

Tonight someone caught me lacking Trust and Faith

Tonight I realized something that made me feel pretty awful

I was trying. I was not TRUSTING

I was lacking the faith that God will provide

I was lacking the discipline to turn to HIM first

I was feeling worried, doubting and thinking “I can fix it

I’ll just go back to work full time, my husband can be Mr. Mom for a while. What!?! I don’t even WANT to do that.

But I would, if it would fix this.

And I meant it – and then something hit me

and I thought, I should really pray about this.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:9 (NIV)

I talked to my husband and he agreed. We need to really find out what God want’s for our lives. TRUST Him, be patient and wise. Not make hasty decisions.

IMPATIENCE can cause you to miss something truly great (trust me it has happened to me and I still regret not being more patient). Impatience can also cause you to make a decision that you might regret or worse, one you can’t take back.

Lacking  TRUST can cause you to doubt and worry; it can cause you to question the faithfulness of that person. For me I was questioning God, his goodness, questioning his plans. This breaks my heart.


So I’m working on it. I need to be much more intentional. I need to relearn how to be patient in all areas of my life and God is really working on that with me.

 


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November 24, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Oh Donna, I find myself doing this all of the time. I’ll finally realize that in all of my trying to “fix” the situation I have neglected to really pray about it. Isn’t that awful? I guess the first step is to admit the problem, isn’t it?
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