Five minute friday time! Love this week’s prompt:
I am one of the least patient people on the planet. I know this is one of my biggest flaws, my ability to want things on my time. I don’t like waiting and I really hate lateness and things being late/rescheduled. Especially waiting– whether it’s in line, for an email or text response, whatever. Waiting is the thing I’m least patient about– I like fast and efficient and on-time, thankyouverymuch.
I remember in high school we did a youth group exercise where we were writing down characteristics we saw in each other– and one of the ones on mine was “patient.” I laughed and scoffed to my mentor/friend Sharon that patient was the thing I was the LEAST. In her gentle encouraging mom-manner, she said, “well, maybe that’s God prompting that that’s something you should work on?”
She was right. That hasn’t made me better about being patient, though.
I was supposed to have a super important meeting yesterday. I went in only to discover the person I was meeting with was sick and I hadn’t known. (and was out again today). I was devastated. And angry. Not at him being sick- Lord I know what that’s all about!
Mainly, I was angry at time. Time wasted, time spent not getting things done. I needed this dealt with already and it keeps dragging on and on and on. I hate waiting. Waiting for something to happen or not happen is the most stressful thing to me.
I know that God’s timing is never wrong… I just wish time was on my side more lately. Because the waiting is the hardest part.
This prompt was quite timely, as I needed a minute to vent. All better now. 🙂