Okay, confession time.

I’m terribly impatient.  Like, chronically so.  To be fair, I have gotten slightly better as an adult.  However, I’m still seriously impatient.

I don’t like to wait for anything (including Christmas gifts).  Seeing unwrapped – anything  makes me all giddy and excited.  I have to put anything like that out of sight so it doesn’t drive me bonkers.

I also really want  what I want right away.  I think that is where a lesson of trust comes in, huh?  When I was pregnant this last go round, I was miserable at the end.  I would wake up almost every morning crying that I was still pregnant.  But, I had to trust that God was still perfecting my littlest one.

How often and in how many circumstances do I do that very same thing?  I want XYZ right now.  In reality, it just isn’t time yet.  It may, in fact, not be a blessing to me yet.  I’m not ready for whatever it is (job, money increase, more blog followers, another baby, fill in the blank).

So, I suppose one antidote for impatience is trust.

How do you deal with waiting?


4 thoughts on “Impatient

  1. It’s always comforting to know someone else shares our imperfections! So here’s my answer to your confession and question: Sometimes I avoid the wait, as in driving instead of flying. All that waiting for the xray, boarding and everything else drives me nuts! I used to carry a small but intense piece of embroidery to work on – totally successful! When I lost interest in embroidery I turned to books, but finally that failed. Now I drive everywhere if possible – even from coast to coast!

    I now handle waits by going “into my head” and meditating as tho I were sitting on a pillow with my legs crossed. I wish I had discovered meditation years ago!
    Mary at Variety, the Spice of Life

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