I do not like to wait for anything. Patience is not one of my virtues. Having children has only exacerbated this lack in me. Yet, life requires waiting–waiting for the kids to get ready, for the computer to wake up, for a return text, for my turn in line, etc.
I know that waiting is good for me and that I can learn much while in the valley. Too often though, when I wait for God to move or answer a question, I attempt to push things along. Do you ever do that? I try to help Him make a decision or ensure His will comes to fruition (as though I could). I go on ahead without an answer or direction. When I face a junction in my life, I turn down a road without knowing if it’s even the path He wants me to take.
Recently, I spent time with the Israelites in Exodus chapter thirty-two. To read the rest of this post, visit my friend Michelle at Graceful, where I am writing today.
My gratitude list for this week: #1716-1732
All our homeschool curriculum ordered
Opportunities to write
$1 summertime movies
All the “why” questions my kids ask
Peace that passes all understanding
Watching Ian jump off the diving board for the first time
Saying goodbye to friends who moved to Hong Kong–sad to say goodbye but excited for what God is doing in their lives
Meeting every Tuesday with members from our church community for “Taco Tuesday” at Tijuana Flats
Girls night at my house: Godiva chocolate and a movie
Giving my time and to-do list to God
Attending a baby shower for a friend
Being amazed at what’s changed in just five years
Church fellowship lunch
Doing laundry at the company corporate apartment because our dryer broke
Going to the grocery store by myself
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